FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2019
Hayley Burgess, [email protected], 202-805-0375
Immigrants’ Rights Groups Mobilize Ahead of Potential ICE Raids
LOS ANGELES — Immigrants’ rights groups are mobilizing ahead of potential U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids targeting immigrant families in Los Angeles and across the country this weekend.
Shiu-Ming Cheer, senior staff attorney and field coordinator at the National Immigration Law Center, issued the following statement in light of the potential raids:
“Once again, Donald Trump is working to ignite his base by creating terror and fear for immigrant families. These raids serve to terrorize our communities and bolster Trump’s broader agenda of dismantling our immigration system and demonizing immigrants.
“It’s as important as ever for communities to know their rights and to be informed of how to respond to any kind of enforcement activity. Our know-your-rights resources help ensure that immigrants know what to do if they encounter ICE at home or at work: www.nilc.org/know-your-rights/.
“We must stand up to oppose this administration’s fearmongering, including efforts in Congress to allocate more money to ICE, which will only be used for more arbitrary raids that do nothing to improve our immigration system.”