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Jan 18, 2018 – The FREE SF Coalition — including Asian Law Caucus, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance, CARECEN-SF, Causa Justa::Just Cause, Community United Against Violence, CA Immigrant Policy Center, Dolores Street Community Services, Faith in Action Bay Area, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, Legal Services for Children, Pangea Legal Services, and WRSF Labor Center — issued the following statement:
ICE’s recent threats fit into a long pattern of manipulation, fear-mongering, and retaliation.But no amount of bluster and intimidation can obscure the fundamental truth that immigrants are a vital part of our families and communities.Cities and states that recognize our common humanity and refuse to help the administration deport millions of our neighbors are on the right side of history.Now is the time for all people of conscience to step up and speak out. Together, we must resist and reject the Trump administration’s political repression and vulgar racism.We will use every tool at our disposal to protect every person who calls California home from federal abuses of power.