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Response to the threats of Northern California ICE Raids
by NLG-SF
Thursday Jan 18th, 2018 8:28 PM
On January 17, 2018 there were reports that U.S. immigration officials are preparing to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people in Northern California.
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NLG-SF strongly condemns any attempts by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to terrorize our undocumented immigrant communities with raids and arrests.

While this is not the first time the Trump Administration has sought to violently rip families apart, it is deeply troubling that they are targeting Sanctuary Cities, along with prominent immigration activists and leaders.

This attempt to undermine the immigrant justice movement and ongoing dissent requires us to stand up for justice in immigrant communities now more than ever.

NLG-SF stands in solidarity with immigrant communities and calls for an end to this wholesale and escalating attack on immigrants. We will direct large-scale energies and efforts in solidarity with our allies to interrupt these violent attacks on our community.

Below, please find some community resources to share with your networks.


Here are Rapid Response Numbers from our Immigration Committee.

Northern California Rapid Response & Immigrant Defense Network (NCRRIDN)

Northern California Local Rapid Response Hotlines

Please ONLY use these numbers to report ICE activity and Enforcement Actions.

Please use websites to find out how to make informational inquiries.

Alameda County Immigration Legal and
Education Partnership (ACILEP)
Region covered: Alameda County
510-241-4011
http://centrolegal.org/acilep/

San Francisco Rapid Response Network
Region covered: San Francisco City
415-200-1548
http://sfilen.org/

Santa Clara County Rapid Response
Network
Region Covered: Santa Clara County
408-290-1144
https://www.pactsj.org/santa-clara-county-
rapid-response-network/

Monterey County Rapid Response Network
Region covered: Monterey County
831-643-5225
https://montereycountyrrn.com/

Santa Cruz County Rapid Response
(YARR)
Region covered: San Cruz County
831-239-4289
https://www.facebook.com/YARRsantacruz/

Marin Rapid Response Network
Region covered: Marin County
North Bay Rapid Response Network
Region covered: Sonoma & Napa Counties
415-991-4545
http://www.marinrrn.org/
707- 800-4544
http://northbayop.org/rapidresponse/

San Mateo Rapid Response Network
Region covered: San Mateo County
203-666-4472

Fresno Rapid Response
Region covered: Fresno County San Joaquin,
Merced, and Kern Counties
559-206-0151

Sacramento Rapid Response
Region covered: Sacramento County
916-245-6773

Services, Immigration Rights and
Education Network (SIREN) Rapid
Response Text Platform
Region covered: Northern & Central CA
Community Members: 201-468-6088
Allies: 918-609-4480
http://www.siren-bayarea.org/


Additional Resources:

Below, find some materials, recently developed by LAAW, which provide information that may be useful to employers in preparing for and responding to worksite raids. Please circulate to your networks, and to employers interested in protecting their workplaces and workforces to the fullest possible legal extent from ICE overreach.

https://legalaidatwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Compressed-FINAL-Employer-Guide-ICE-Worksite-Enforcement-SPANISH-00514605-min.pdf (Spanish)

https://legalaidatwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Chinese-Employer-Workplace-Raids-00506142.compressed.pdf (Chinese)

https://legalaidatwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/compressed_workplace-raids-employer-FINAL-00502084-1.pdf (English)

In addition, here are links to our worker-facing fact sheets about ICE raids (all also available in downloadable PDF form):

https://legalaidatwork.org/es/factsheet/workplace-raids-workers-rights/ (Spanish)

https://legalaidatwork.org/zh/factsheet/workplace-raids-workers-rights/ (Chinese)

https://legalaidatwork.org/factsheet/workplace-raids-workers-rights/ (English)

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California! ICE is preparing for a major sweep in San Francisco and other Northern California sanctuary cities to arrest more than 1,500 people, the largest action thus far under Trump. ICE will be flying in extra agents from other states.

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U.S. immigration officials have begun preparing for a major sweep in San Francisco and other Northern California cities in which federal officers would look to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people while sending a message that immigration policy will be enforced in the sanctuary state, according to a source familiar with the operation.

Officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, declined to comment Tuesday on plans for the operation.

The campaign, centered in the Bay Area, could happen within weeks, and is expected to become the biggest enforcement action of its kind under President Trump, said the source, who requested anonymity because the plans have not been made public.

Trump has expressed frustration that sanctuary laws — which seek to protect immigrants and persuade them not to live in the shadows by restricting cooperation between local and federal authorities — get in the way of his goal of tightening immigration.

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