ICE is right here in Long Beach, threatening our neighbors with deportation. Many have lived here peacefully and productively for decades, raising their families and contributing to the community. A coalition of people and agencies have been working hard for months to create a support network.
We need volunteers, at all levels of commitment. We are creating a communication network for volunteers who show up as moral support and as legal observers when there is an ICE raid. We need bilingual dispatchers. We need advocates who will make our officials be accountable. We need to create partnerships with faith communities who include many undocumented immigrants. Will you join us?
We want to have the Raid Rapid Response network in place by October. We’ll be training volunteers in the coming weeks. Come to the Social Justice table after the service and sign up on the Immigration Justice mailing list.