Everyone deserves documentation in the country they live in, and no one should be denied legal status, whether because of immigration history or being they’re trans. This weekend we are asking our supporters to attend TWO very important actions to support trans migrants and refugees! At 10:45am on Friday March 19th, please attend a City Council hearing to show your support for the immediate halt of the “Secure Communities Program” (see below for more info). Then, on Sunday March 21st, come march with the DC Trans Coalition in the March for America immigration rally! We’ll be gathering by the WWII monument under the DC section between 11:30 and 12 pm.
Trans migrants and refugees face unique and especially difficult problems. Too often, this is not dealt with by either immigration reform or LGBT rights organizations. Stand with us to STOP THE DEPORTATIONS and demand human rights for all! For more general information about the situation of trans migrants and refugees, be sure to read our Press Release endorsing the March for America.
More info about the “Secure Communities Program” from the National Day Laborer Organizing Network: The DC Metropolitan Police Department has signed an agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to implement the FAILED “Secure Communities Program”. Urge the Council of the District of Columbia to demand for an IMMEDIATE halt to this FAILED program.
Attend the DC MPD Oversight Hearing:
Date: FRIDAY March 19, 2010
Time: 10:45 AM (gathering time)
Location: Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, ROOM 500
Washington, DC 20004
Real Community Safety, YES! Fear and Criminalization, No!
* In November 2009, the DC Metropolitan Police Department signed an agreement to forward fingerprint information of arrested individuals (U.S. Citizen and Non-U.S. Citizens) to a database that will notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) about the arrestee’s immigration status regardless whether the person is guilty or innocent or the arrest is later deemed unlawful. The program is antithetical to community policing and the core promise of our justice system.
For more information contact: Sarahi Uribe (202)285-9673 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by: The Latino Federation, DC Jobs with Justice, Empower DC, Latino Action Coalition of DC, National Capitol ACLU, Different Avenues, National Day Laborer Organizing Network, Rights Working Group, DC Latino Caucus, The Latino Association of Mt Pleasant, Mil Mujeres Legal Services, Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care, CARECEN, DC Trans Coalition, Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition and over 100 community and civil rights organizations