New Sanctuary Coalition

Keeping families together and advocating against deportations

February newsletter

ICE Violence and Ramp Up on Sanctuary Cities

A recent NY Times article confirms what we already knew. ICE has been militarizing neighborhoods, knocking on doors before sunrise, and using firearms on unarmed civilians

They are sending SWAT-style teams of Border Patrol agents to "sanctuary cities" who will not comply with their fascistic tactics. This is far from surprising news. Last year, there was an armored tank on a Queens street, and our borders have been militarized for many years. But now, this horror has come to our city streets and neighborhoods. It's time for the masses to wake up. We must end these dehumanizing laws and racist policies.

Over recent weeks, the administration has stepped up its fight against sanctuary jurisdictions and taken measures like barring New York residents from enrolling in certain Trusted Traveler programs, such as Global Entry. This week, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling that blocked the Justice Department from withholding money from "sanctuary cities" which includes New York. 

From immigrants to citizens, this administration continues its attack on communities and it's members. We are calling on all people of moral consciousness to join us and our allies in solidarity. We will not be intimidated by this threat. Our movement was born from faith in the fact that resistance can make a difference, and we invite you to fiercely, faithfully resist with us.

Check out our website and look for follow-up emails with information on how you can get involved in Rapid response and Sanctuary in your community.

Call your Members of Congress, Governor Cuomo, and state legislators and ask them what they are doing to stand up against Trump’s war on, “sanctuary cities.”

#AbolishICE #SanctuaryCities


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