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PROTEST! Take Action to End Criminalization, Detention, & Deportations
July 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gather with CRLN at 10:30am on Saturday July 13 at the Joan Miro sculpture that’s immediately east of the Chicago Temple which is located at 77 W Washington. Here is the map: https://goo.gl/maps/QDXsHHiNBUcuzPQS7 . Please email Juan Carlos Hernández <JCHernandez@crln.org> if you can join!
We will join immigrant rights, social justice, and grassroots organizations to protest the administration’s destructive policies and actions, and take a stand to welcome immigrant communities in solidarity. Add your voice to those in the movement to end criminalization, detention and deportation of immigrant families in the United States.
On a daily basis, immigrant communities in Illinois live with the fear that imminent raids and escalated activity by ICE, as stated by Trump, will rip families apart. We see more information each day regarding deplorable situations at the border – where government officials deny there is a humanitarian crisis, where children are treated as less than human, and where more children have died in immigration custody in 2019 than in the past 10 years.
In Illinois, we are taking a stand.
We see the current criminalization of immigrants, those coming to our borders seeking asylum and those seeking a better life for themselves and their families, as a continuation of the United States’ deep history of exploiting and criminalizing immigrants.
We reject the framework of hate + profit. Instead we envision a movement that builds intersectional power among our vibrant communities and a nation that recognizes the incredible social and cultural value of immigrants in our society.
For more information see: https://www.facebook.com/events/693145914482339/