Philadelphia City Council holds a hearing about Philadelphia’s ICE hold policy. The PFUN coalition organizes speakers and packs Council chambers with hundreds of supporters. Although City Council doesn’t have the power to change this policy, it puts unprecedented pressure on Mayor Nutter as Council members come out in our favor and urge Mayor Nutter to change the policy to end ICE holds for all, regardless of relationship to the criminal system.
NSM leaders Tamara Jimenez, Alejandra Mota, and Teresa Herrera testified at the hearing about their personal experiences with ICE holds and the devastating impact of police-ICE collaboration. You can read our letter to City Council here.