City of Santa Ana Takes Steps to Become Sanctuary City Before Trump Takes Office

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of Santa Ana Takes Steps to Become Sanctuary City Before Trump Takes Office

The city of Santa Ana will vote on a resolution that outlines the necessary steps it needs to take to defend its immigrant community

WHAT:           More people were deported under the Obama Administration than any other president in U.S. history. Now with the election of Donald Trump, deportations, immigration enforcement and detention will intensify and we are already experiencing the anxiety and fear our communities are going through as January approaches.

As the City of Santa Ana positions itself to protect its immigrant community, we urge the City Council to go beyond symbolic statements, and accept the demands from the community:

  • Protect the information of every resident;
  • Convert the sanctuary resolution into local law through an ordinance before January 20th, 2017;
  • Guarantee the establishment of a Task Force to serve as an accountability mechanism and policy body to advise the city on issues of immigration enforcement and deportations in Santa Ana. This task force will be created immediately after passage of resolution;
  • Create an immediate timeline to cancel the ICE contract;
  • Protect and take action if any federal funding is threatened as a result of passage of the sanctuary resolution.

 

WHERE:         Civic Center Plaza, Council Chamber 22

Santa Ana, CA 92701

 

WHEN:           Tuesday, December 6, 2016

4:30pm– Press conference

5:45pm– City Council Meeting

 

WHO:             Resilience OC (formerly RAIZ and BMOC), ACLU SoCal, Santa Ana Building Healthy Communities (SABHC), Orange County Immigrant Youth United (OCIYU), El Centro Cultural de Mexico, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE OC), National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), Public Law Center (PLC), Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC)

CONTACT:  Roberto Carlos Herrera, roberto@resilienceoc.org, 714.727.7627

Ruben Barreto, ruben.barreto@sa-bhc.org, 714.421.5973

 

 

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Resilience Orange County
info@resilienceoc.org

Resilience Orange County is an organization that was created in 2016 out of the merging of two established organizations RAIZ (Resistencia Autonomia Igualdad y lideraZgo) and Santa Ana Boys and Men of Color.