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BERKELEY stands up for IMMIGRANT RIGHTS!
Four-minute QT movie. 53MB.
MARCH IN BERKELEY:
Stop the Deportation of the Berkeley Family:
No More Raids and Deportations!
Berkeley and Oakland Are Sanctuary Communities!
The recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in the Bay Area are an attack on our communities and must be stopped. On Friday, May 2, the day after thousands of people marched through Oakland in support of immigrant rights, sixty-three Latina/o immigrants were detained from cities around the Bay, including San Francisco. The following Tuesday, ICE agents picked up a parent of an Oakland school student and entered the home of a Berkeley High School alumni and his family -- insulting, arresting, and detaining mothers and grandparents...
The ICE's attempt to make immigrant and Latina/o students feel scared, isolated, and vulnerable and to divide our schools and communities completely backfired. Our direct action prevented the ICE from picking up students or kidnapping their parents. Instead of demoralizing or dividing us, the ICE action united us...
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