March 13, 2018
In response to Donald Trump’s visit to California, the ICE Out of California Coalition is releasing the statement below. The coalition has fought back against the federal government’s cruel deportation machine and helped to pass measures limiting local involvement in deportations, like California’s SB 54 and stronger local policies.
We unequivocally reject the vulgar racism, bullying, and abuses of power which have become the hallmarks of this administration. The President’s hateful agenda has no place in a state where we believe that every human being should be treated fairly, regardless of birthplace or background.
We need policies that uphold our values of compassion and equality, not mass deportations that drag parent from child, arrests that criminalize and demonize immigrants, or a border wall as harmful as it is irresponsible.
We are united in a our vision of a better world, where we build bridges instead of walls. Let us recognize the humanity of all who live here and protect due process for everyone, including immigrants.
Organizations signing this statement include: ACLU of California; Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus; Asian Americans Advancing Justice – California; California Immigrant Policy Center; Centro Laboral; Chula Vista Partners in Courage; Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto; Contra Costa Immigrant Rights Alliance; Courage Campaign; CREDO; Day Worker Center of Mountain View; Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement; Food Empowerment Project; Immigrant Legal Resource Center; Indivisible 4 Immigration; Change Begins With ME Indivisible Group; Cloverdale Indivisible; Indivisible CA: State Strong; Indivisible East Bay; Indivisible Yolo Jus Semper Global Alliance; Mujeres Unidas y Activas; National Day Laborer Organizing Network; National Immigration Law Center; PICO California; San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium; San Joaquin Immigrant Youth Collective; Sanctuary Santa Cruz; Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN); South Bay People Power