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|Close the Camps - Free Our Children|
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|Date||Monday September 16|
|Time||11:00 AM - 7:00 PM|
|24th and Mission (11 am); City Hall (1 pm); ICE (3pm).|
_“CLOSE THE CAMPS - FREE OUR CHILDREN”_
WHO ARE WE? - _Close the Camps - Free Our Children_ is a Bay Area
grassroots coalition drawn together by outrage at the horrific
mistreatment of immigrants at our borders, particularly children. We are
people of color, faith-based groups, community members, artists,
citizens and non-citizens, attorneys, labor, activist, students,
parents, allied organizations and concerned community members that are
committed to closing the camps and freeing innocent children.
WHY ARE WE PROTESTING? - We are outraged at the inhumane conditions that
exist at the detention centers. We are here to connect with those who
share our outrage and to create the platform needed to enact change! We
condemn the criminalization of migrants and refugees who are seeking a
better life and we are taking action to bring about real immigration
The recent killing of 22 people in El Paso, Texas, the majority of
Mexican descent, also points to the direct connection between
anti-immigrant sentiments and white-supremacist domestic terrorism. It
is deplorable that the President of the United States continues to use
inflammatory rhetoric to incite domestic terrorism against what he calls
the “invasion” of immigrants. We stand in direct opposition to this
divisive hate speech which is responsible for the killing of innocent
U.S. citizens and Mexican nationals.
WHAT IS TO BE DONE? - On Sept 16, 2019 - Mexican Independence Day - we
will protest and rally against the inhumane conditions and immoral
policies that harm individuals, target immigrants and damage the fabric
of our democracy. We will take direct action to bring attention and
awareness to these issues, and demand action from our elected officials.
We will present these demands to elected officials responsible for
oversight and we will monitor the implementation in the months to come.
Our policy demands include:
1. CLOSE THE CAMPS NOW! - Eliminate all contracts with private
prison operators. Groups such as CoreCivic and Geo Group receive
millions of dollars in contracts, and make huge profits for detaining
immigrants and their children who are seeking asylum.
2. FREE OUR CHILDREN NOW! - We demand the immediate release of our
innocent children from cages that house them, and immediate
reunification with their parents or relatives while awaiting asylum as
per the nation's existing laws.
3. IMMEDIATELY ELIMINATE SECTION 1325 FROM THE U.S CODE - Section
1325 from the U.S Code makes it a criminal violation to enter the United
States without inspection, and is the legal basis for separating
4. FULL AMNESTY NOW! - Develop an immediate pathway to full
citizenship for the millions of non-citizens living and contributing to
this country. End the 3, 5, and 10 year ban that require the
undocumented who might qualify for legal status to leave the country in
order to fulfill becoming a citizen.
5. DEFEND AND EXPAND DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA),
TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS (TPS), AND DEFERRED ENFORCEMENT DEPARTURE
(DED) - We support asylum for all political refugees and we oppose the
current Muslim Ban.
6. BOYCOTT COMPANIES PROVIDING SERVICES TO CUSTOM BORDER PATROL
(CBP) - More than 1,123 vendors collect over $6.4 billion provide an
array of goods and services including vehicles, food, furniture, and
housekeeping, computers, and data collection software to CBP. A company
such as Palantir took over $41 million dollar in contracts to provide
surveillance and is complicit in raids conducted by ICE.
We support and will coalesce with allied groups who continue to stand in
opposition to the current administration's immigration policies. We
support all actions to permanently close ICE offices across the country!
SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 CLOSE THE CAMPS - FREE OUR CHILDREN
SCHEDULE OF ACTIONS
11:00 AM RALLY at 24th & Mission Street
12:00 Noon MARCH to City Hall
1:00 PM RALLY at City Hall
3:00 PM Protest at ICE
3:00 PM Delegation to present DEMANDS to Congresswoman Pelosi
3:00 PM Delegation to present DEMANDS to Senator Feinstein
6:00 PM Mexican Independence Day Celebration & Rally at 24th & Mission
Contact us: 415-206-0577
Facebook: A Day Without Immigrants SF
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