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Sanctuary Transit - Keep Immigrants Safe On BART
Date Thursday June 22
Time 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location Details
BART Boardroom, 20th Street Mall, Third Floor 344 20th St, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorOakland Privacy
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Board of Directors Meeting. Agenda.

Directions:

The BART Board Meeting Room is entered on Webster Street between 20th and 21st, to the north of the large CVS store at 20th and Webster.

BART will be considering newly-elected BART rep Lateefah Simon's proposal for "sanctuary transit" i.e instructions to BART's police department to not cooperate with immigration enforcement activities on the Bay Area's rail system and to ensure unfettered travel to and from work, family and leisure for all residents regardless of status.

Op-Ed in the SF Chronicle

...The risks to our undocumented riders are real. On May 14, after being questioned about his immigration status, a rider on the Metro Transit system in Minneapolis was tased and arrested. Within days, he was transferred to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and a federal immigration judge ordered him deported. The right to use public transit should never come with exposure to such danger. Implementing the Safe Transit Policy is essential for preventing similar incidents on BART.

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The Safe Transit Policy ensures that regardless of ethnic or national origin, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation or immigration status, riders can count on a safe and secure environment on BART.

Specifically, the policy would forbid BART from spending its resources to enforce federal immigration law and prohibit BART police officers and employees from questioning riders about their immigration status.

Added to the calendar on Monday Jun 19th, 2017 9:38 AM

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