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Petitioning County Chair Jeff Cogen and 2 others

Tell the Multnomah County Commissioners: Thank You For Addressing Unjust ICE Deportations!

On March 1, the Multnomah Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution calling for an end to the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) unjust deportations in Multnomah County.

This resolution brings us a step closer to ending ICE’s deportation dragnet in our County. It's important to affirm government leaders when they show leadership in the struggle for immigrants’ rights -- won't you join us in thanking the Commissioners for their stance against injustice?

By asking our local officials to detain individuals under suspicion of being undocumented, ICE has forced the costs of federal immigration enforcement onto our local governments, and needlessly torn apart thousands of Oregon families.

With this resolution, Chair Cogen and the County Board of Commissioners have taken an important first step in addressing the devastating impacts of ICE detainer requests and Secure Communities. Learn more and add your voice now by emailing the commissioners.

- Romeo Sosa, Director of Voz.

Letter to
County Chair Jeff Cogen
District 1 Deborah Kafoury
District 2 Loretta Smith
Thank you for bringing attention to the important issues of ICE’s deportation dragnet and public safety in Multnomah County. Resolution 2012-027 is a critical first step in beginning to address the cause and affects of ICE’s policies.

Multnomah County ought to be a place where people, regardless of their immigration status, feel safe to come forward and report crime, whether they are a victim, a witness or have knowledge of on-going criminal activity.

With this Resolution, the Commission has made a commitment to work with the (please delete this "the") members of the community, including ACT for Justice and Dignity, to rebuild community trust in our public safety system. As a supporter of ACT, I look forward to your continued engagement on these issues.


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