Solidarity With No Papers No Fear Ride
Aug 30, 2012 10:30 AM
ICE Court Building
10.30 am Rally, 11am Press Conference, 11.30am Coming Out of the Shadows action
The No Papers No Fear Ride for Justice is a national delegation of undocumented people and allies that left Phoenix, Arizona on the anniversary of the state's implementation of SB 1070, July 29th, and is travelling across the country to rally the migrant community to overcome fear and organize to challenge anti-immigrant policies. They are undocumented from all over the country and who continue to face threats of deportation, harassment, and death while simply looking for a better life in the only nation many of them know and call home.
The “Coming Out of the Shadows” actions were started by the Oregon Dream Activists (ODA) as a part of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance Network. This action will have testimonials from directly impacted individuals and their cases. Something that ODA is working on locally demanding ICE to implement president Obama’s discretion in low priority cases and stop deporting innocent young people and their families. We’ll have a report from the young people that were detained in May Day.
JWJ is working with the ACT network to stop ICE-Police collaborations in Multnomah County; this federal program is making our communities unsafe and afraid of police. We together worked on a County resolution that recognized this danger and threat to our community’s safety and pressures ICE to implement prosecutorial discretion. At the same time it is important to continue working with the Sheriff on how to stop honoring ICE detainers in the County jail, something the Sheriff has the discretionary power to do.