As Part of National Challenge to Trump’s Deportation Force, Texans to Press ICE’s Corruption and Impunity into Public Eye

September 11, 2017

Community members and advocates demand, “ICE show us your papers” by filing FOIA requests in San Antonio and at every ICE field office in the country in wake of rumors of massive raids and on-going unchained enforcement

WHAT: Delivery of FOIA Requests and Action at ICE ERO field office in San Antonio
WHO: Grassroots Leadership, RAICES, Austin Sanctuary Network, community members, immigrants rights advocates, and others
WHEN:  Tuesday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: 3523 Crosspoint San Antonio, Texas

(AUSTIN, Texas) — On Tuesday, community members and immigration advocates across the country will gather at ICE field offices to demand that ICE release documents detailing plans for “Operation Mega,” the massive planned ICE raids that were revealed to the public on Thursday.

More information on national efforts will be made available on a press telebriefing on Tuesday, September 12th at 1:00pm Eastern. Dial: 877-876-9174, Conference ID: “Mega”

Central Texans are joining the nationwide action that will target every single field office in the country. Immigrant communities are filing FOIA requests demanding details regarding the planning and execution of enforcement activities as well as the procedures for targeting and capturing individuals agents encounter.

Since the election and under the direction of Tom Homan at ICE and Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, Trump’s deportation force has become unchained and acting with impunity. With rumors circulating of massive raids planned by the agency, advocates plan to monitor the agency’s activity and force its corruption into public view.

Tania Unzueta, Legal and Policy Director for Mijente, explains, “Under Trump and Homan, ICE has been acting with impunity. As they prepare to raid our communities, we’re preparing to force it’s corruption into public view and to protect and defend our loved ones.”

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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.

Contact: 

In Texas: Cristina Parker, cparker@grassrootsleadership.org, 512-499-8111

B. Loewe, Mijente, bloewe@mijente.net 773.791.4668

Ben Roussel, 212-255-2575, ben@caminopr.com