160+ immigrants detained in nationwide ICE raids
Over 160 undocumented immigrants have been swept up in ICE raids nationwide since Thursday morning. According to the Washington Post, immigration activists documented “ICE raids of unusual intensity in the last 48 hours in Vista, Pomona and Compton, Calif.; Austin, Dallas, and Pflugerville, Texas; Alexandria and Annandale, Va.; Charlotte and Burlington, N.C.; Plant City, Fla.; the Hudson Valley region of New York; and Wichita, Kan.” In North Carolina and Austin, immigrants were being targeted by ICE at random ID checks.
The number of immigrants detained and the basis of their detention is anything but routine. Detention and deportation of violent criminals is common practice, but many of those detained have no violent criminal record. One detained had only a speeding ticket, and others have no criminal record at all.
Together We Will strongly condemns this excessive show of force. We stand united with the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) and the National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON) in asking you to take action.
TAKE ACTION: Donate to these organizations protecting the rights of immigrants:
If ICE agents knock on your door, don’t open it. Ask them to pass the court order underneath the door. If the person they’re looking for is not home, do not open the door. Say nothing. Sign nothing.
CHIRLA is holding workshops every hour on the hour
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As a co-founder of Together We Will (TWW) Azadeh Ghafari believes in leveling the political playing field for forward-thinking candidates. She seeks to build a powerful movement dedicated to electing progressives into office. She currently leads TWW Political Strategy Advisory Board. Azadeh earned a dual bachelor’s degree in history and political science and a minor in economics from UCLA. She went on to earn her dual master’s degree in public policy and social work from USC. Her areas of interest are based around policy analysis within higher education. She is pursuing a Ph.D in the field of education. She currently works as a nonprofit development director and political fundraising consultant.