Rally for Immigrant Rights on December 9th in New York City
In May 2010, NY State signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) approving the Secure Communities Program, in which local law enforcement sends fingerprints of arrestees to the Department of Homeland Security database.
Join us on December 9th in New York City in demanding that Governor Patterson terminate the Secure Communities agreement and that the federal courts require ICE to share all documents on “opting out” of the program. New York State should not cooperate with ICE in tearing apart immigrant families. The National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and the New Sanctuary Movement filed an emergency injunction that will have its day in court December 9th, the day before International Human Rights Day.
Campaign members in New York are planning a big rally to encourage Gov. Patterson to cancel their Secure Communities agreement while groups everywhere are planning actions between international human rights day, Dec. 10th, and Dec. 18th, international migrant rights day.
Rev. Bruce Southworth, Senior Minister, Community Church of New York City will be speaking on behalf of the faith community.