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Stop the ICE Raids

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Carl B. Stokes Federal Courthouse, 811 W Huron Rd., at the foot of the Detroit/Superior Bridge, Cleveland

WHAT: Rally to End the Inhumanity: Stop Detention, Stop the ICE Raids

WHEN: Thursdays, 4:00PM – 5:00PM

WHERE: Carl B. Stokes Federal Courthouse, 801 West Superior Avenue

CONTACT: Don Bryant -216.255.1576

 The Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network and the InterReligious Task Force on Central America are holding rallies to “Stop Detention, Stop ICE Raids: End the Inhumanity” at the Carl B. Stokes Federal Courthouse in Downtown Cleveland on Thursdays from 4:00pm – 5:00pm.

 “We continue to stand against the inhumanity of ICE, CBP (border patrol) and DOJ. Families separated, children detained excessively in deplorable detention conditions, and bans on Muslims are contrary to US law, international agreements and our morality as a nation,” say organizers.

ICE raids have been postponed but children and families continue to live in fear under the Trump administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy using racial profiling and selective enforcement.

As Washington Post syndicated columnist Eugene Robinson writes, “President Trump’s immigration policy has crossed the line from gratuitous cruelty to flat-out sadism...Do not look away. This is the reality of Trump’s America. Deal with it.”

 On exhibit outside the Federal Courthouse will be "Refugees' Journeys," seven posters depicting why and how people flee violence for safety.

Our Demands:

-End Child Detention

-Reunite Detained Children with Legal Guardian 

-Repeal Travel Ban on Muslims

-US Dept of Justice (USDOJ) : Indict Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (ICE)

-Dept of Homeland Security: Investigate USDOJ for Complicity in Child Endangering, Kidnapping, and Torture

-Give Full Refugee Rights, in accordance with the US signing of the United Nations 1951 Convention on Refugees: "contracting states shall not....impose penalties on refugees who entered illegally in search of asylum if they present themselves without delay (Article 31)”