Hundreds of activists, students and immigrants along with trade unionists closed down San Francisco ICE on February 28, 2018.
With Trump planning a major wave of ICE raids targeting Northern California in the coming weeks, especially targeting sanctuary cities, organized community responses are essential to beating back these attacks. The goal, as always with immigration enforcement, is to strike fear in immigrant communities, reinforce their precarious status as workers and feed Trump’s base that supports his white nationalist agenda.
On Wednesday, August 16, at about 7am, a convoy of unmarked federal vehicles rolled up in West Oakland and over two dozen armed Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents stormed a Latina home, supposedly in service of a warrant for the “human trafficking of juveniles.”
Image: First arrestee removed from the house about 8:10am, not related to warrant but over immigration documentation
Today, Jeff Sessions speaking on behalf of the Trump Administration, announced that it will be advising the Department of Homeland Security to begin an “orderly, lawful wind-down” of the DACA program.
Thousands of workers, trade unionists and youth protested SF ICE and the ILWU shutdown the bay area ports. Rallies were held throughout San Francisco and other cities in the Bay area.
At noon on Monday, April 10th, over 100 detained immigrants at the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) in Tacoma began a 72-hour hunger strike to protest human rights abuses inside the facility and to fight for better conditions. As of 8PM Monday, the strike had spread to 415 detainees. Organizers on the inside have asked for the presence of supporters at the Detention Center until it ends. People who are willing to stay late/come early/camp out in front of the NWDC are urged to head there as soon as possible. The NWDC is located at 1623 E J St, Tacoma. Donations of food/water/supplies are also needed and appreciated.