Press Conference and Rally
Friday, January 19 at 9:00 am ET | Washington, DC
For years, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been building a track record of retaliation against those who speak out against ICE’s violence and abuses. Currently, emboldened by an outright racist, anti-immigrant regime, ICE has increased attacks against those raising their voices and has targeted leaders and activists of the migrants’ rights movement.
Two weeks ago, New Sanctuary Coalition (NSC) of New York co-founder, Jean Motrevil, was picked up by ICE outside of his home despite having a routine check-in scheduled for January 16th. Just last week, long-time DWN member Ravi Ragbir, the executive director of the NSC, was detained at what for years had been his regular check-in with ICE.
And now, Maru Mora Villalpando of the Northwest Detention Center Resistance, has been targeted by ICE and given a Notice to Appear (NTA), despite no open case against her. This appears to be a first use of this tactic and new attempt to intimidate Maru and other leaders across the country.
All this is part of a wider attack against dissent and free speech from this administration. Political repression against activists has been building since day one of the Trump regime when protestors were attacked and arrested during inauguration protests in D.C. Hundreds of these protestors are still facing charges today. Now, ICE is expanding this regime’s arsenal by becoming yet another tool for political repression, but we cannot allow this.
Take action this Friday: we will not be silenced!
What: Press Conference & Rally
When: Friday, January 19 at 9:00 am ET
Where: National Archives Metro Stop, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004
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