Immigrants are welcome here. Trump's agenda is not.
President Trump's unhinged attacks on immigrants and refugees have made clear that building an organized community resistance, particularly in immigrant neighborhoods like Albany Park, is both necessary and urgent.
“The administration seems to be putting its foot down as far as the gas pedal will go,” Heidi Altman, policy director for the Chicago-based National Immigrant Justice Center, told the New York Times this week. The administration plans to "to publicize crimes by immigrants; enlist local police officers as enforcers; strip immigrants of privacy rights; erect new detention facilities; discourage asylum seekers; and, ultimately, speed up deportations," according to the paper.
Trump's threatened assault on members of our community is coming quickly, and we have no time to waste in building up a ward defense.
WF33 members and friends will be canvassing the ward in the coming weeks to distribute Know Your Rights information and invite neighbors to join efforts underway to create a 33rd Ward rapid-response network against raids and deportations.
On March 18, we'll join with Organized Communities Against Deportations and the Autonomous Tenants Union to host a Know Your Rights training that will provide basic advice on resident rights under the law to help protect our community if ICE arrives. See the Conozca sus Derechos / Know Your Rights Facebook event for more information.
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