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Emergency Action Today Against ICE Raids in Bay Area

Monday, May 05, 2008
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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Market and Sansome Streets, San Francisco, CA; march to ICE office at Sansome and Washington Streets.

Emergency action today against ICE raids that took place at taquerias across the bay area -- 11:40 a.m. at Market and Sansome, march to ICE office at noon.

Report on the May 2nd taqueria sweep by ICE, which resulted in 63 detentions:

ICE contact info:
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Office of Detention and Removal
630 Sansome Street, Rm 590
San Francisco, CA 94111
Nancy Alcantar, Field Office Director
Phone: 415-844-5512
Added to the calendar on Mon, May 5, 2008 10:08AM
§Emergency Call to Action: No Raids in Our Community!
by john johnson
Emergency Call to Action: No Raids in Our Community!
Monday, May 5th, 12 noon
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office
(630 Sansome Street between Washington and Jackson, San Francisco)
**Meet at Sansome and Market at 11:40 to march to the office**

On Friday, May 2nd – the day after thousands of Bay Area residents marched
for immigrants' rights – immigration agents conducted a large-scale raid
at taquerias across San Francisco and the East Bay. Agents arrested about
60 employees at several locations of the El Balazo chain. Some of the
workers have been released, but forced to wear electronic ankle bracelets
while they await deportation hearings. Others are still imprisoned. Many
were interrogated without legal representation.

ICE claims that it targets those involved in criminal activity and doesn't
do random enforcement. But most of the Balazo employees had no criminal
records. They were arrested for the crime of working to support their

Join unions, faith leaders and community groups in an emergency action
outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility. Let
ICE know that our community is united for the rights of all workers and
human beings, and that we won't let them punish our co-workers and
neighbors to pressure Congress to pass bills for more enforcement and
guest worker programs.

Sponsored by: Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition, Clergy and Laity United
for Economic Justice, East Bay Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice,
Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, Bay Area Labor Coalition on
Immigration, SF Organizing Project, Progressive Jewish Alliance, SF
Immigrant Legal and Education Network. For more info, contact Evelyn
Sanchez at 415-572-0639 or Sarah Norr at 510-435-9475.
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