Travis County, Texas, has one of the highest deportation rates in the U.S. thanks to the local sheriff’s voluntary cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. An average of 19 immigrants a week are deported here. Stopping the deportation dragnet in Travis County would mean stopping the potential detention and deportation of thousands of Austin-area residents. Grassroots Leadership, in coalition with other groups in the Austin-area, is making that happen by engaging in direct action, community education, and dialogue with local elected officials.
The #19TooMany Campaign
Contact: Bob Libal, Grassroots Leadership, (512) 971-0487, blibal@
For Immediate Release: August 9th, 2011
Travis County Groups Deliver Letter Opposing Controversial Immigration Enforcement Program
Coalition Calls for Halt to Secure Communities Program at Dallas Task Force Hearings
Austin, Texas - A coalition of 18 Travis County civil and human rights groups today will deliver a letter to a Department of Homeland Security Task Force meeting calling for the termination of the controversial immigration enforcement program "Secure Communities." A PDF of the letter is available here. Read more about Texas Groups Deliver Letter Opposing "Secure Communities" Immigration Enforcement Program to DHS Task Force