Day of Action for Immigration Justice this Friday!

SongRVA:

Join Southerners on New Ground (SONG) and the Virginia Immigrant People’s Coalition

Friday, February 17, 2012Day of Action for Immigrant Justice!Richmond, Virginia

As LGBTQIA people we must take a strong stance against inhumane, racist, anti-immigrant policies that seek to demonize and destroy our communities. LGBTQIA folks who are held in detention centers are under the constant threat of homo/trans-phobic violence at the hands of Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials. ICE continuously refuses to acknowledge the rights of LGBTQIA folks with HIV by denying their treatment in detention and rigorously perpetuates violence and fear in immigrant communities through massive raids and deportations.

Join us in calling for an end to the militarized incarceration and deportation tactics of the 287g-Secure Communities program which is currently in place in various parts of Virginia, including Harrisonburg and Prince William County. If the bills being proposed in this year’s Virginia General Assembly Session become law:

    • Police would be able to ask for papers from you based on the color of your skin
    • Undocumented children would be banned from attending state universities
    • Poor and elderly people who lack government ID would be prevented from voting.

Stand strong with SONG and the Virginia Immigrant People’s Coalition! We cannot allow our communities to be scapegoated and we must stand together!!Rally and Press Conference 11:00 am – 12:00 pmBell Tower on the Capitol GroundsN. 9th St. and E. Grace St.

Lobby Action and Literature Drop 12:00 – 4:00 pmGeneral Assembly BuildingN. 9th and E. Broad St.

Check out the facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/289546904437208/

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~ by flyingbrickrva on February 15, 2012.

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