Resilience OC

Sanctuary Cities Must Stand Their Ground And Protect Immigrants

Press Release For Immediate Distribution January 25, 2017 Sanctuary Cities Must Stand Their Ground And Protect Immigrants Orange County – We condemn President Trump’s executive orders signed today that represent hostility towards our immigrant communities and allow law enforcement agencies to engage in racial profiling. The actions taken today by this administration will start the construction of a wall in the U.S. southern border with Mexico, increase the number of border patrol agents, the revival of 287(g) agreements to allow local law enforcement agents to act as immigration officials and to threaten to cut federal funding to “Sanctuary Cities”. This is a test to “Sanctuary Cities”, specially those that have meaningful protections that go beyond symbolic rhetoric, to stand their ground and lead the resistance against an administration that is openly hostile towards our communities and capitalizes on the false narrative that immigrants are criminals. Cities must protect the due process, civil rights and human rights of its residents. They must use every single tool available to slow down, stall and challenge these draconian efforts by President Trump’s administration. Fear and anxiety is growing in our communities as the anti-immigrant and nativist rhetoric continue to be validated by this administration. Vigilante and white supremacists groups will feel emboldened more than ever to harass and engage in violence against vulnerable populations. Resilience Orange County remains committed to organize and push back against the criminalization of our immigrant communities and any deportation efforts by this administration. #ICEOutofCa #Not1More Contact: Carlos Perea,
Resilience OC
Resilience OC
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.

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email