Last month, President Trump announced massive raids targeting undocumented families, leaving affected communities afraid and unsure about what to do.
Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in. Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people.......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2019
Just before the raids were scheduled to begin in 10 cities, Trump put them on hold for two weeks. This isn't the first time POTUS has threatened crackdowns like these. Earlier this year he said he would close the U.S - Mexico border if Mexico didn't improve security there.
At the request of Democrats, I have delayed the Illegal Immigration Removal Process (Deportation) for two weeks to see if the Democrats and Republicans can get together and work out a solution to the Asylum and Loophole problems at the Southern Border. If not, Deportations start!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2019
With San Francisco listed among the target cities, Mayor London Breed released a statement calling the administration's actions "unconscionable" and vowing to "demonstrate our values of diversity and inclusiveness by being a sanctuary city that stands up for all our residents and neighbors.” California Governor Gavin Newsom urged people to “continue to send your kids to camp, summer school, know that you should feel confident going to work, we have your back."
CA will always defend the rights of our immigrant communities.— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 22, 2019
If ICE agents show up at your door, know your rights:
-You do not have to open the door—you have the right against unlawful searches.
-You have the right to speak to a lawyer.
-You have the right to remain silent. pic.twitter.com/wNokTSPdhD
- You have the right to remain silent, even if an officer presents you with a warrant.
- You do not have to let police or ICE in unless they have a judicial search warrant for your address and/or arrest warrant that names someone in your residence.
- Speak with a lawyer before signing anything.
- If agents enter by force, do not resist.
- Carry a know-your-rights card and show it to an immigration officer if you are stopped.
🚨 WE HAVE TO PROTECT IMMIGRANTS!! 🚨 SHARE widely, our community needs to know what are our rights. #HereToStay— United We Dream (@UNITEDWEDREAM) June 21, 2019
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