Sign a Petition to President-elect Obama for a Moratorium on ICE Raids
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From The RISE Movement's website :
It has been over 3 months since the completion of the historic Fast for Our Future and the election of Barack Obama. The new political landscape for our struggle for immigrant rights is becoming clear. There are signs of hope and reasons for renewed concern.
On the plus side, Congresswoman Hilda Solis, a staunch supporter of immigrant rights who attended the Fast in Los Angeles, has been appointed Secretary of Labor. However, Obama's choice to head the Department of Homeland Security, Governor Janet Napolitano of Arizona, is an advocate of strict enforcement of our broken immigration laws. Further, ICE raids agents raided a plant in Washington this past Tuesday (the first raid of Obama's presidency) and it appears the administration may postpone just immigration reform to a possible secondterm. It is clear that without sustained pressure from our movement, the promise of change we helped create will not be realized for years to come.
One week from today we will deliver to the White House the thousands of petitions demanding an immediate moratorium on ICE raids until just and humane immigration reform is passed and implemented. We need to get every possible signature before then - if you haven't already, please sign the petition today and forward this email to your friends and family.
Beyond this, our movement will have to continue on the path of militant nonviolent direct action exemplified in the Fast to create a moral and political imperative for urgent immigration reform. But to carry forward with this vision we need your help. We are still raising money to pay off expenses of the Fast and any future work will require major new financial support. Please donate today to support nonviolent action for immigrant rights.
Thank you so much. La lucha sigue! The fight continues...
The Rise team
"President-elect Obama, we congratulate you on your historic victory, and we celebrate this moment with great hope that under your leadership we will finally be able to achieve a humane, inclusive immigration policy that unites families and offers a path toward citizenship for the undocumented. [...]
The enforcement of the unjust laws of our broken immigration system is tearing our country apart. The workplace and neighborhood raids by squads of ski-masked ICE agents armed with automatic weapons are the most brutal and outrageous part of this enforcement. They tear our families apart. They terrorize our communities. And they routinely violate the civil and constitutional rights that define our nation.
The ICE raids must end now!"
SIGN THE PETITION HERE
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