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Signs and Skit Against ICE in Mountain View
See photos: “ICE out of California--Support SB 54!” "No ICE in our Town!" and a skit in which a Raging Granny in ICE costume gets tied up.
To a rousing round of cheers and shouts, members of the Raging Grannies performed a skit in which they tied up an ICE agent. Behind them on a makeshift stage in the city’s central plaza one sign asked: Where are the voices of most Catholic bishops in defense of immigrant rights?
On the first of May in Mountain View, demonstrators expressed their anger at Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials showing up to deport local families, sometimes even separating families. “ICE out of California--Support SB 54!” read a preprinted sign hoisted high by some of the demonstrators in a protest of hundreds.
Mountain View Mayor Ken Rosenberg said the city would resist federal attacks on immigrants. Judge LaDoris Cordell reminded people that they are not alone but are supported by the community. She asked everyone to hold hands during her speech
In this photo Samina Sundas of Muslim American Voice is seen leaving to make way for the next speaker at the rally. Roberto holds a sign in support of Senate Bill 54. SB54, unofficially called the "sanctuary state" bill, bars state and local law enforcement agencies from using their resources, including equipment or personnel, to help with immigration enforcement. They would be prohibited from asking about immigration status, giving federal immigration authorities access to interview a person in custody or assisting them in immigration enforcement. The bill has passed the state senate, it now goes to the Assembly and then to Gov. Brown for signature.
¿Dónde están las voces de la mayoría de los obispos católicos en defensa de los inmigrantes?
Also several more Catholic priests in the crowd