Strong Showing of Support at the Detainer Bill Hearing

pass_the_act.jpgrnThe District continues to be on the leading edge of the immigrant rights issue as members of DC Jobs with Justice’s Coalition and other community groups packed the Wilson Building on January 6 to support legislation, co-sponsored by all 13 members of the DC CityCouncil, limiting local enforcement of federal laws governing the detention of undocumented migrants. rn

rnA Unión de Trabajadores member shared his personal story of the importance of keeping a distinct divide between the Metro Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. We will continue to champion this bill as it goes through the mark up process. rn

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