Collective Statement: Immigrant Activists to Fight for More Progressive Immigration Reform Bill

Undocumented Youth and Allies Brutalized At the Hands of San Diego Police and Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

On Sunday July 28, 2013, 100 undocumented immigrant youth and allies joined forces with the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance to demand Governor Brown, Senator Feinstein and Congressman Becerra, take a stand in our communities and do their job to stop the massive deportations in California. As they peacefully assembled outside the port of entry in San Ysidro, they were brutally attacked by both San Diego Police Officers and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

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Their demands are clear:

1. A stop to the militarization of the border

2. An end to the criminalization of immigrants

3. A stop to ALL deportations NOW

4. No more collaboration between ICE and local law enforcement

5. A stop to the privatization of detention centers and prisons

6. Governor Brown sign the TRUST Act into law in its current version in 2013

7. The release of the Dream 9 that are currently being held at Eloy Detention Center.

In a transnational organizing campaign effort to uplift the impact of deportations both in the U.S. and Mexico; echo actions were held in Tijuana Mex., Xalapa Veracruz, Mex. and Mexico City.

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These courageous youth have joined forces as a catalyst to push our California representatives and community organizations alike, across the state to challenge the deportation machine system that silently affects Californians.


Take Action: Call our elected officials and demand that they take a public stand in stopping the deportations and put pressure to release the Dream 9 in Arizona NOW!

1)    Becerra (House):
Los Angeles: 213-481-1425
DC Office: 202-225-6235

2) Feinstein (Senate):
DC Office: (202) 224-3841
San Francisco: (415) 393-0707
Los Angeles: (310) 914-7300
San Diego: (619) 231-9712
Fresno: (559) 485-7430

“Hello, I’m calling to remind Senate/Congressmember _______, that CA is not the exception, we need real strong policies to stop the deportations of hard-working people and stop the pain of families being separated by flawed programs like Secure Communities and 287g Agreements. We urge Senator/ Congressmenber ________ to come out publicly in support of our families and demand that President Obama STOP all Deportations now and put pressure to release the Dream 9 from the Eloy Detention Center.”

Take Action: Call our Governor Jerry Brown and Demand that he Publicly Commits to Signing the Trust Act, in its Current Version NOW!

Governor Brown’s office Tel: (916) 445-2841

“Hello, I am calling to inform Governor Brown on Sunday July 28, 2013 more than 100 undocumented youth, at the San Ysidro port of entry, peacefully demanded an end to ICE and Police Collaboration. CA has the highest rates of deportations in the country under Secure Communities, which is close to 100,000 and we demand that you stand up for all Californians and commit to signing the Trust Act into law this year in its current version.”

Take Action: Please Consider Making a Donation TODAY!

With your donation you will help California immigrant youth continue its efforts to stop the deportations now. Push for an inclusive and humane immigration reform in the United States and help further develop bi-national campaigns to push for transnational policies to address the effects that deportations have had in the U.S., Mexico and Central America. We hope to grow our own horizons and push for strong pro-immigrant policies in California.

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