2016/05/12 - STATEMENT FROM CITIES FOR ACTION ON REPORTS OF FUTURE ICE RAIDS

For Immediate Release: May 12, 2016
Contact: press@citiesforaction.us

STATEMENT FROM CITIES FOR ACTION ON REPORTS OF FUTURE ICE RAIDS

The following statement can be attributed to Cities for Action: 

“Representing cities across the nation, we are disturbed to read the reports of future ICE raids planned for May and June targeting mothers and children from Central America. We believe that the United States must continue in the tradition of protecting individuals who are fleeing persecution and violence. We will continue to closely monitor this situation as it unfolds, and work with our community partners to ensure that our residents have access to city services and reputable legal service providers.”

Cities for Action is a national advocacy coalition leading the effort to defend and implement President Obama’s executive action on immigration, and to advance immigration reform by shaping the national debate and welcoming new immigrants.  Over 100 cities and counties in Cities for Action -- representing 55 million people across the country – have filed four friend-of-the-court briefs at each stage in the litigation arguing that President’s executive action on immigration should move forward without delay.

For more information on the actions cities are taking, visit www.citiesforaction.us

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