Watch the livestream of the Town Hall event on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 from 6-8pm.
Find more information below and at the Facebook Event link here:
Recent events have underscored the significance of community policing initiatives and amplified the importance of trust in law enforcement. With immigration reform stalled in Congress and DAPA/the expansion of DACA temporarily blocked by the courts, there is growing community anxiety as ICE is preparing to implement its newest deportation initiative. Within this context, Los Angeles County has an obligation to protect all of its residents and to provide leadership for the rest of the country.
Instead, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department is formulating a policy of collaboration with ICE, which among other things, will include the implementation of the new Priority Enforcement Program (PEP or PEP-Comm) in Los Angeles County. This policy is likely to set the standard for the rest of the country.
It is of the utmost importance that community members, along with other important stakeholders, have an opportunity to discuss how local law enforcement collaboration with ICE directly affects them and their community.
We invite you to join us in this discussion!
Chuy Garcia, Cook County Commissioner
Jennie Pasquarella, Staff Attorney, ACLU of Southern California
Thomas Saenz, President of MALDEF
Paolo Jara-Riveros, Community Member
— more TBA
Norma Roque, Univision Reporter
Other Distinguished Guests:
Sean M. Scott, Senior Associate Dean, Loyola Law School
Jeanne Roe Smith, Campus Pastor, Wesley Foundation at UCLA
Irvin de la O, Deputy, Congressman Xavier Becerra’s Office
Lizette Escobedo, Field Director, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard’s Office
Blanca Jimenez, District Director, Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ Office
Lieutenant Alfred Labrada, Community Outreach Liaison, Los Angeles Police Department
Pedro Ramirez, Constituent Services, LA City Councilmember Gil Cedillo’s Office
Carlos Urquiza, District Director, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez
– more to come
Translation will be provided in Spanish.
Parking is $9 on site and there is also street parking available.
ACLU of Southern California, All Saints, Alliance for Justice, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, ASPIRE-Los Angeles, California Immigrant Policy Center, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance, Central American Resource Center (CARECEN-LA, CLEAN Carwash Campaign, CLUE LA: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice, Dignity and Power Now, Dream Team Los Angeles, Enlace, Garment Worker Center, Grupo Primero de Abril, ICE Out of L.A. Coalition, Inland Empire – Immigrant Youth Coalition, Immigrant Youth Coalition, Labor and Employment Law Society of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Brown Berets, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, Los Angeles Immigrant Youth Coalition, Malibu Community Labor Exchange, NAACP Pasadena Branch, 1054, National Day Laborer Organizing Network, National Immigration Law Center, Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, RAIZ, Roofers Union Local 36, UCLA Labor Center, Youth Justice Coalition