Santa Clara Community Breaks Up With ICE, and Takes Over the Board of Supervisors Meeting

On August 25th, 2015 immigrant rights advocates that make up the FIRE Coalition (including organizations such as SIREN, Sacred Heart, PACT, Asian Law Alliance, Justice for Palestinians, De-Bug) held a "mock marriage and break-up" between Santa Clara County and ICE. The group then marched into the County Board of Supervisors meeting, took it over, and shut it down. The action was part of the coalition's on going work to maintain the current county policy which ensures the jails will not respond to ICE's detainer or notification requests. The policy is a national model, yet is currently being threatened due to reactionary politics and opportunism. Please do reach out to any of the groups in FIRE to join the campaign to protect immigrants rights and public safety in Santa Clara County.

Also check out: No ICE, ICE, Baby! Keeping PEP COMM Out of Santa Clara County

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