STOP ICE RAIDS: Speak Out and Emergency Forum at UCSD

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repost from vozfronteriza.org ( noraids [at] vozfronteriza.o

Last Thursday (05/15/2008), I.C.E. raided a bakery in Pacific Beach, and detained at least 18 workers. Two human rights observers documenting the activities of I.C.E. during this raid were threatened with arrest, aggressively questioned, and one particularly hostile I.C.E. agent took their video camera away from them. These two human rights workers are UCSD affiliates; one is a current student and the other a recent graduate from UCSD.

A bakery employee who was not detained, although questioned and released, is also a current UCSD student. Soon after the raid in Pacific Beach, I.C.E. agents reappeared at the apartment of this student on the UCSD campus and subjected him to extensive interrogation and a search of his living space. After finding nothing, they left the UCSD campus, apparently with the logistical support of campus police and UCSD administration.

Thursday May 22: SpeakOut 11am-1pm Library Walk; Emergency Forum 7-9pm Warren Lecture Hall Room 2113

I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is the federal agency created to operate away from the US/Mexico border, and took the role of detention of undocumented people over from the US Border Patrol in 2003. This agency is responsible for the waves of immigration raids occurring with increasing frequency and intensity over the last five years. These raids occur at workplaces, communities and most recently at public institutions such as schools and universities. I.C.E. agents conduct these raids dressed as civilians, they drive unmarked vehicles, are heavily armed and usually identify themselves only as “police.”

Last Thursday (05/15/2008), I.C.E. raided a bakery in Pacific Beach, and detained at least 18 workers. Two human rights observers documenting the activities of I.C.E. during this raid were threatened with arrest, aggressively questioned, and one particularly hostile I.C.E. agent took their video camera away from them. These two human rights workers are UCSD affiliates; one is a current student and the other a recent graduate from UCSD.

A bakery employee who was not detained, although questioned and released, is also a current UCSD student. Soon after the raid in Pacific Beach, I.C.E. agents reappeared at the apartment of this student on the UCSD campus and subjected him to extensive interrogation and a search of his living space. After finding nothing, they left the UCSD campus, apparently with the logistical support of campus police and UCSD administration.

This series of alarming events is tied together by one common thread, the immoral and fascistic federal policy of increasing I.C.E. raids designed to strike fear into communities, divide families and undermine social protest. Last Thursday has proven that UCSD is in no way immune to these assaults against human rights and constitutional law. Join our broad alliance of UCSD students, faculty and staff in denouncing last Thursdays raid on the UCSD campus and demanding a halt to all future I.C.E. raids here and across the country!

Organized by:
UCSD Amnesty International, CSEJ, MIRA, MEChA, SAAC and Voz Fronteriza.

Supported by:
UCSD Chicano/Latino Concilio

LET US KNOW YOU WANT TO BE LISTED AS A SUPPORTER OF THIS EVENT BY CONTACTING US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

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VIDEO: Stop the raids demonstration LA

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LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2008 - About 50 people marched to the downtown federal building this Saturday to protest the ICE raids in their communities. The raids are tearing families apart as parents are seized and deported leaving their US born children behind. Uploaded is video from the event.
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Outrageous ICE

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LaJollaHolly

This is outrageous. I heard about it from someone on my volleyball team, and I just can't believe this would happen in America. I came to UCSD because it's a community, but garbage like this violates our freedoms. The other day I went to a talk on campus about the new book "Legal US Immigration: Truth, Fraud and the American Way" by Adam Edward Rothwell, an immigration lawyer, and I couldn't believe how screwed up even legal immigration has become in the US. Beyond a doubt the book's website (http://www.immigrationisamess.com ) says it all.
http://www.immigrationisamess.com

US Immigration officials and local police are conducting illegal raids at public schools!

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Miguel Angel Contreras

ICE agents and San Luis Police Department with K-9 are raiding public elementary schools searching "allegedly" for drugs. All students, classrooms and offices are being serached without a warrant or reasonable suspicion. The Gadsden School District has approved such police raids.

See my two news stories at:

http://narcosphere.narconews.com/notebook/miguel-contreras/2008/05/us-immigration-agents-raid-local-jr-high-school-looki...

http://narcosphere.narconews.com/notebook/miguel-contreras/2008/05/school-officials-need-reasonable-suspicion-search-a-s...