Immigration advocates stand united against deportation policies
The opening of Texas’ 85th legislative session last Tuesday, January 10, made immigration advocates in Austin anxious, especially with the growth of anti-immigration sentiments as propagated by President-elect Donald Trump.
Immigration advocacy groups said they will band together to make sure that immigrants’ rights will not be trampled on, with Austin Sanctuary Network’s Reverend Babs Miller saying, “Our intent is to be that barrier that will discourage, help discourage [the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the Department of Homeland Security] from trying to do indiscriminate raids.”
Over 100 volunteers were trained by the Austin Sanctuary Network on how to peacefully resist arrests. ICE Out of Austin, for its part, advised immigrant families, or families who might be targeted, to have appropriate documentation on their person or within reach as often as possible.
“[The immigrants] and their families should be allowed to stay together here, and they should be allowed to move about the city without fear,” Miller added.
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