FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2019
Contact: Viridiana Vidal, firstname.lastname@example.org
Los Angeles, CA – In response to the Thursday morning ICE press conference criticizing the federal court ruling holding major parts of ICE’s deportation dragnet unconstitutional, NDLON campaign director Salvador G Sarmiento released the following statement:
”The eerie retrograde racism on display from the White House podium this morning makes the case for – rather than against – sanctuary cities. The Trump Administration is a threat to local public safety. This is a fact. And no amount of Mexican-bashing, Central American-bashing, or Muslim-bashing will change the truth that recently arrived immigrants – documented and undocumented – are now taking the historical baton and defending bedrock constitutional values for everyone.
“The irony of today’s disgraceful press conference is that it reveals that Trump is on the losing side of history, both in court and in the court of public opinion. The more Trump calls immigrants criminals, the more he will propel a growing, bottom-up national consensus that ICE and white supremacy must be expelled from police stations and sheriffs departments in order to truly secure our communities.”
For more information about the federal class action lawsuit putting the Secure Communities deportation dragnet on trial, visit: https://ndlon.org/federal-court-rules-ices-primary-deportation-program-unconstitutional/
And for more information about the long, grassroots effort to end Secure Communities, visit: https://ndlon.org/our-work/immigrant-rights/alto-polimigra/