Get ICE Out of Vineland!

Get ICE Out of Vineland!

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Justine Lopez started this petition to Vineland City Council

On March 27, 2018, The City of Vineland started an agreement with ICE to rent the Vineland Police Firearms Training Facility to the Philadelphia ICE office for $8,000 a year. This arrangement is still in effect today.

The people of our county are standing up to question the Vineland City Council about this arrangement and to request that the council terminate this contract immediately. There is no logical reason for ICE to have any presence in our county, even if it is for training purposes. ICE (especially the Philadelphia office) has proven time and time again that it is an organization that cannot be trusted to honor basic human rights while unnecessarily destroying the lives of hardworking immigrant families.

Numerous community members showed incredible courage to stand up and speak out at the Vineland City Council meeting on August 27. They shared personal stories about their interactions with ICE, fears and truths, and asked the council to terminate their contract with ICE. The councilors seemed receptive to the request and Council President Spinelli informed us that they would discuss terminating the contract at their next work session meeting.

At the work session meeting on September 3, the council did not honor their commitment to the community and did not discuss terminating the contract at all. Once the meeting was adjourned, several community advocates asked Council President Spinelli why there was no discussion. He said that the contract was legal and would continue as is.

These elected officials have shown us that their word cannot be trusted and it is now time for us to band together as a community. Join us to show the Vineland City Council the power of the people standing in peace, love, and solidarity and demand the termination of this contract!

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