Three Things You Can Do to End ICE hold requests in Philly

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On Monday, March 3 at 1pm, Philadelphia City Council will hold a public hearing on the impact of the collaboration between the Philadelphia Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The toxic relationship between local police and federal deportation agents has resulted in the unjust deportation of hundreds of people out of Philadelphia. Come to the public hearing, sponsored by City Council’s Public Safety Committee, to demand that Philadelphia stop complying with all ICE hold requests..

1. Come to the City Council hearing on police-ICE collaboration on Monday, March 3 at 1pm
Come to the public hearing, sponsored by City Council’s Public Safety Committee, to demand that Philadelphia stop complying with all ICE hold requests.

2. Come on City Council visits in February.
We are visiting City Council members to demonstrate diverse support to end ICE hold requests. Email nicole@www.sanctuaryphiladelphia.org or call 215-279-7060 for more information.

3. Write letters to City Council urging them to support an end to deportation.
Don’t live in Philadelphia? If you work, visit, or shop here your voice is still important- write a letter! Don’t know your Councilperson? Find out here.

Who we are: The Philadelphia Family Unity Network (PFUN) is a citywide community-led coalition (more info below) and we are asking the City of Philadelphia to stop honoring ICE holds, which are REQUESTS from ICE to Philadelphia law enforcement to hold someone who should otherwise be released. Holds are issued solely because of immigration status, are not criminal warrants, and are not reviewed by a judge before they are issued. This violates our community’s due process and our human rights, increases racial profiling, wastes precious city dollars, decreases public safety, and traumatizes families and communities.

PFUN is a coalition of grassroots community groups, advocates, and lawyers including 1Love Movement, Juntos, New Sanctuary Movement, Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC), and Victims/Witnesses Services of South Philadelphia.

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El lunes 3 de marzo a la 1 de la tarde, los consejales de Filadelfia tendrán una audiencia publica sobre el impacto de la colaboracion entre la Policia de Filadelfia y ICE (la migra). La relacion toxica entre la policia local y los agentes de deportacion federal ha resultado en la deportacion injusta de cienes de personas de Filadelfia. Ven a la audiencia publica, hecho por el Comite de la Seguridad Publica de la municipalidad, para demandar que Filadelfia termine de participar con todas las peticiones, de ICE, conocidos como los “ICE holds,” y muestra tu apoyo para poner un fin a las deportaciones masivas en Filadeflia.

1. Ven a la audiencia publica en la Alcaldia sobre la polimigra el lunes 3 demarzo a la 1pm.
Ven a la audiencia publica, hecho por el Comité de la Seguridad Publica,  para demandar que Filadelfia pare de participar con los “ICE holds” y muestra tu apoyo para un fin de deportacion masiva en Filadelfia.

2. Visita a los Consejales con nosotros en febrero.
Visitaremos los Consejales para demostrar apoyo diverso para terminar la deportacion masiva. Escribe a nicole@www.sanctuaryphiladelphia.org o llama a  215-279-7060 para aprender mas.

3. Escribe cartas a los Consejales para decirles que apoyen un fin a las deportaciones.
No vives en Filadelfia? Si trabajas, visitas, y vas de compras aqui, tu voz es importante – escribe una carta! No conoces quien es tu Consejal? Busca aqui.

Quienes somos: La Red para la Unidad Familiar de Filadelfia es una coalición guiado por la comunidad (mas información abajo) y le estamos pidiendo a la ciudad de Filadelfia que terminen de honrar los “ICE holds”, que son peticiones de inmigración a la policía local para mantener alguien en su custodia que no debe de ser aguantado. Solo son dados acausa del estatus migratorio, no son ordenes judiciales del sistema criminal, y no son repasados por un juez antes de que esten dados. Esto transgrede nuestro proceso judicial y nuestros derechos humanos, aumenta el perfil racial, gasta dinero de la ciudad, disminue la serguridad publica, y traumatiza nuestras familias y la comunidad.

PFUN es una coalicion de grupos de base, defensores, y abogados, incluyendo 1Love Movement, Juntos, Nuevo Movimiento Santuario, Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC), y Victims/Witnesses Services of South Philadelphia.

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