Arizona Women Will Peacefully Block ICE Raids on Immigrant Communities
July 28th, 2010
with the peace group CODEPINK will occupy and block the I.C.E.
driveway as a symbolic act of conscience to oppose the "papers please"
law that goes into effect on July 29, 2010 (unless court rules
When: Thursday July 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
Where: 2035 North Central (Virginia & Central) I.C.E.
On July 29, 2010, when SB 1070 is supposed to go into effect, CODEPINK women will send a strong message of opposition by blocking the I.C.E. driveway.
I.C.E. raids, detentions, deportations, and specifically the 287g program have been terrorizing Arizona communities. The CODEPINK activists will denounce the continued implementation of 287g that squanders taxpayer money (www.ndlon.org) and has simply failed.These policies make local police less effective because people are so scared to come forth as victims.
"We want to stop the 287g experiment that continues to break up working families by criminalizing our people for working," says CODEPINK coordindator Liz Hourican. "This experiment of using local police to enforce federal laws has taken resources away from real crime fighting. It has divided our people, using fear and terror tactics to target immigrants and immigrant communities. As a matter of conscience, we will escalate our efforts to stop I. C. E. from carrying out business as usual. In a peaceful coordinated fashion, we will resist and try to stop the state-sponsored racist attacks embodied in SB 1070."
Contact Liz Hourican CODEPINK coordinator 480.236.0051