Tuesday, September 18, 2007


How can the Immigrant Community Protect itself?
A Public forum

Saturday, September 22nd 6:00 pm
Basement of Saint Augustine's church
10 Campfield Avenue, Hartford


Maximo Morales
Victim of a warrantless immigration arrest in Hartford

Father Thomas Mitchell
Pastor, St. Augustine's Church. How can we prepare for the next ICE
raid in Hartford before it happens?

Jason McGahan
Stop the Raids - Trinity College. What is the purpose of the raids?
What are immigrants doing around the country to fight back?

Yessica Orbegozo
Educator on immigrants rights in case of raid

What is the context and purpose of immigration raids in Hartford and
across the country? What are immigrants and their allies doing in other
parts of the country to fight back?

Hartford has been key role to the nationwide assault on immigrants by
acting as a testing ground for new police methods such as arresting
immigrants in court buildings, denying their right to appeal and setting
their bond too high to pay. Mayor Perez has welcomed ICE into Hartford,
even referring to one sweep as a positive example of "an ongoing effort
amongst local, state and national authorities." This forum will
include a discussion of how the immigrant community and its allies can
organize effectively against these attacks and win the full legalization for
all that will eliminate the legal basis for the raids.

Sponsored by "Stop the Raids!" - Trinity College
For more information call 860-810-0253

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