Activists Coming Together for Justice and Dignity (ACT) advocates for the social, political, and economic inclusion of immigrants and disenfranchised communities, regardless of their immigration status. It is holding a press conference and rally to oppose ICE detentions in Multnomah County.
Monday, October 22nd, 11:30 am
Multnomah County Building
SE Hawthorne and Grand (501 SE Hawthorne)
Procedures in Multnomah County allow information regarding the immigration status of individuals arrested for relatively minor offenses, prior to any conviction, be transmitted to U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). As a result, these people are often deported, regardless of the seriousness of the alleged offense or their culpability. This relationship damages the trust between local police and Multnomah County’s immigrant communities. We have heard from our communities that victims and survivors of domestic violence, individuals who need to utilize emergency services, and others who interact with local law enforcement are often fearful to seek the help that they need. When witnesses and victims are afraid to speak out, it makes all of us less safe and impedes the reduction of criminal activity.
For more information, contact VOZ at 503-233-6787