ICE Raids and Community Resistance

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On June 12th, 2007, as workers at the Del Monte
processing plant in North Portland, neared the end of their work shift, agents
from the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement
or ICE, raided the plant, detaining 167 people, separating families, and
spreading fear and anxiety through out the community.
Tonite on Circle A Radio, nearly one year after the raid,
we’ll explore the current state of immigration policy in the US, and let you
know how to get involved in the local struggle for civil rights.  We talk with Monami Maulik of Desis Rising
Up and Moving in New York City, Arnoldo Garcia of the National Network for
Immigrant and Refugee Rights, based in Oakland.  We also bring you local organizers Shizuko Hashimoto of the
Portland Central Solidarity Committee, and Marco Mejia of the New Sanctuary
Movement. 
 

Resources:
 

Desis Rising Up and Moving
www.drumnation.org
Monami Maulik, Executive Director, Organizer
info@drumnyc.org
“Radicalization in The West: The Homegrown Threat”

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National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
www.nnirr.org
Arnoldo Garcia, Director of the Immigrant Justice and Rights
Program
HURRICANE – Human Rights Immigrant Community Action Network
agarcia@nnirr.org
510-465-1984 ext. 305
 

 

New Sanctuary Movement
Portland
Marco Mejia, portlandsanctuary@gmail.com

 

Portland Central America Solidarity Committee
www.pcasc.net
Shizuko Hashimoto, Coordinator
info@pcasc.net
503-236-7916
 

Portland Allies Coming Together (PACT)
admin.pdx.ir@gmail.com
 

 

Oregon New Sanctuary Movement Week of Action &
Prayer: Sunday, June 8th – Sunday June 15th

 
On June 12th, 2007 ICE agents arrested 167 immigrant workers at the Del Monte
plant in North Portland.  Now, one year later, the Oregon New Sanctuary
Movement is teaming up with immigrants affected in that raid and other
community organizations to plan a week of action and prayer.  We will
remember the injustices that happened that day and call attention to the
ongoing assault on immigrant families and workers.

Calendar of events:

 Friday, June 6th - Sunday, June 8th: Prayers and
Reflections for Immigrant Justice Faith communities are invited to lift up
prayers or reflections for immigrant justice during their religious
services.

Tuesday, June 10th: One Year After Del Monte: Community
Responses to ICE Raids
6:00 p.m.
St. Andrew's Catholic Church Community Center
806 NE Alberta St.
* Organized by Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC)

Wednesday, June 11th: Vigil and Press Conference at Del
Monte Plant
10:30am
Del Monte Fresh Foods Plant, 9243 N. Rivergate Blvd.
* Organized in conjunction with Jobs with Justice

Thursday, June 12th: Interfaith Service and Dinner
6:00 p.m.
Augustana Lutheran Church
2710 NE 14th Avenue

Saturday, June 14th: Screening of "Suenos Congelados"
James John Elementary School
7439 N Charleston
Ave
4:30pm & 6pm
* Organized in conjunction with the Comite de Solidaridad y Apoyo Mutuo 
(CSAM) and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
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One Year After Del Monte: Community Responses to ICE Raids

When: Tuesday June 10  6-8pm
Where: St. Andrew's Catholic Church Community Center (806 NE Alberta St)

On June 12th, 2007 ICE agents arrested 167 immigrant workers at the Del Monte
plant in North Portland.  One year later we are taking a moment to reflect
on how our community is responding to the ongoing raids, detentions and
deportations that are happening here in Portland.

Panelists:
David Ayala, SEIU Local 49
Nathan Teske, El Programa Hispano
Guest Speaker, El Comite de Solidaridad e Apoyo Mutuo
 

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