Local Community Asserts: DC is not Arizona
Two Days After SB1070 SCOTUS Hearing, DC Community Denounces Immigration Customs Enforcement Roundtable
Washington, DC – Two days after the SB1070 SCOTUS hearing that mobilized nearly a thousand pro-civil rights protestors, DC community leaders will hold a press conference outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) roundtable on the controversial “Se Communities” deportation program. Like Arizona’s SB1070 law, the federal “Se Communities” program turns local police officers into defacto immigration agents, funnels people into ICE’s deportation system, and undermines public safety and civil rights. The District of Columbia last year officially withdrew from the program but last August the federal government announced a sudden reversal in policy, making the program mandatory.
WHAT: Press Conference
WHEN: FRIDAY April 27 at Noon
WHERE: Outside Immigration and Customs Enforcement Building
131 M Street N.E. Washington DC, 20002 (Near New York Ave. Metro)
WHO: Faith, Labor, Student, and community leaders including DC Jobs with Justice, LIUNA, AYUDA, the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, South Asian Americans Leading Together, Rights Working Group.