In response to President Trump's comments today regarding the possibility of pulling federal deportation agents from California, the ICE Out of California coalition - including Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus, California Immigrant Policy Center, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance, National Day Laborer Organizing Network, and PICO California - issued the following statement:
ICE's long track record of tearing families apart, committing abuses of power, and lying to the public simply has no place in California.
In the face of the Trump administration's racist, hate-filled agenda, we need to stand up for our values of equality, compassion, and common humanity.
We oppose the persecution, demonization, and criminalization of immigrants which the President and his deportation force are carrying out.
Californians know that immigrants are part of our community's heart and soul.