[act-ma] Witness for Immigrant Justice, Oppose ICE Raids and Detentions - Boston City Hall Plaza Oct 1 5-6 PM

Jonathan Campbell jcampbell at cqs.com
Mon Sep 22 05:05:07 PDT 2008



         A Call for Allies of Immigrants:

We Must Expose and Oppose Detention of Immigrants


                           WHEN:    Wednesday, October 1st, 5pm-6pm

WHERE:  at Boston City Plaza (by the Government Center T Stop).

This location is near the JFK Building - home of the immigration court.


Call to Action:


We Call for a Moratorium of ICE Raids



Raids, Detentions and Deportations:


ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) has raided factories and homes across the country, including the New Bedford Raid in Massachusetts in March 2007, and the recent raids in August in Somerville, Lynn, East Boston, and Lowell.  Under the pretext of conducting gang sweeps, ICE officials went knocking on doors at all hours of the night, arresting about 150 immigrants (documented and undocumented) and detaining them.  They were separated from their families-from their children.  Many were transferred without notice to different detention centers. Their families had no idea where they were being held.  Some have been deported and many others now face deportation.


      Stop the Deportations, and Abusive Treatment.

                   Justice for Immigrant Families.

                     Provide a Path to Citizenship.  


Please sign the Welcoming MA Initiative   www.welcomingma.org


Please check out the Tour of the Faithful web site- Moral Voices Unite for Immigration Reform    http://www.tourofthefaithful.org/tour


Sponsored by:  Arlington Street Church; Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA); First Parish Church in Malden (Unitarian); Centro Presente; Cambridge United for Justice with Peace (C-UJP); The Task Force on Immigration of the UU Church of Medford; Proyecto Hondureño; MIRA; Jobs With Justice; Boston May Day Coalition; Dominican Development Center; Massachusetts Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice; LUMA; ACLU; the Brazilian Women's Group; ONE Lowell; the Boston Bolivarian Circle; Irish Immigration Center; Bishop Filipe C Teixeira, OFSJC, Immigration Pastoral Center, Inc.;
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