BREAKING: Vigil for Austin families separated by Trump’s deportation force

February 9, 2017

WHEN: Thursday,  February 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: JJ Pickle Federal Building, 300 E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701

(AUSTIN, Texas) — Trump’s deportation force hit the Austin community today with reports coming from around the city of individuals being apprehended by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Below is a statement in Spanish and English from the ICE Out of Austin campaign:

“Vamos a hacer una protesta para hacerles a ICE saber que vemos y estamos concientes de sus acciones deplorables. Nos juntamos para decirles a todos que si esto pasa a ellos o a su familia, no estarán solos.”

“We are rallying to let ICE know that we see their deplorable actions. We are rallying to let people know that if this happens to them or their family, they will not be alone.”

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Grassroots Leadership is an Austin, Texas-based national organization that works for a more just society where prison profiteering, mass incarceration, deportation and criminalization are things of the past.