Update: Thanks to you and the tons of calls after watching our video, now the case on Ruth Montaño has been dropped and is officially closed. She will remain together with her children here at home!
Can we get a signal boost?
On Dec 31st 2012 Bakersfield police arrested Ruth Montaño after a neighbor had complained about barking dogs. Police then racially profiled Ruth and asked her for immigration status. Now Ruth may be taken from her three U.S. born children.
Call ICE at 202.732.3000
“I am calling in support of Ruth Montaño, Case No. A205 763 399 and ask that her deportation case be dropped. She is a low priority deportation, she has no criminal record. She has 3 U.S. citizen children.”
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The conversation on “immigration reform” sounds more like immigration deform. There’s tons of talk of enforcement that tells you legislators aren’t taking into accounts migrants, but rather a nativist narrative that constructs migrants unworthy of rights.
It’s clear we need to shift the conversation to focus on the stories migrants. Demand rights, not more broken enforcement. We invite you http://immigrantbillofrights.org and tell us what you want Obama and legislative leader to consider during the immigration debate.
We cannot continue this traumatic approach to immigration. Stop ICE raids. Keep families together!
The United States government spent more money on immigration enforcement in fiscal year 2012 than it did on other federal law enforcement agencies combined, says a new report that details enforcement programs and spending.
This comes at a peculiar time. Immigrants rights leader and proponent of immigration reform are in the midst of preparation for a formidable offensive push and it’s hard to imagine just what immigration enforcement is thinking with this one. Our communities won’t let this one slide.
Here’s what journalist Pilar Marrrero blogged shortly after the event broke out on social media.
We cannot continue this traumatic approach to immigration.
This is truly disheartening. The Right wails on about “enforcement first,” and “secure the borders,” well guess what? Obama has set deportation records, immigration tops federal law enforcement spending, and to top it off, U.S.-Mexico migration is at net zero. And the attacks keep coming. Kris Kobach is on the verge of introducing SB1070-style legislation in his state of Kansas and Rep. Steve King introduced an English-only bill as his first bill proposal of the 113th Congress.
It’s time to change the discourse! The Right’s racist moral panic is insolvable; they’ve gotten what they want and they wont stop any time soon.
It’s time to address the human element of immigration! Stop the criminalization of migrants!
What do YOU demand from immigration reform?