Austin immigrants and allies announce plans to resist Trump-era immigration policies locally

January 6, 2017

WHAT: Press conference announcing Deportation Defense, Sanctuary in the Streets, and policy plans

WHEN:   Monday January 9th, 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: Grassroots Leadership, 2301 E. Cesar Chavez St.

(AUSTIN, Texas) — With a new administration fueled by hate and ready to attack basic human rights of individuals and marginalized communities, Grassroots Leadership, ICE out of Austin, and the Austin Sanctuary Network are announcing their plans to actively build resistance through direct action and organizing. Austin immigrants, faith leaders, and advocates will announce plans for deportation defense and sanctuary in the streets, as well as local and state policy.

Speakers at the press conference include:

  • Carmen Zuvieta, ICE Out of Austin

  • Rev. Babs Miller, Austin Sanctuary Network

  • Cristina Parker, Grassroots Leadership

  • Matt Simpson, ACLU of Texas

Bethany Carson,, 512-499-8111