VICTORY: DC Council Passes Permanent Version of Anti-Secure Communities Bill

rnOn Tuesday July 10th, the DC City Council approved the permanent version of the Immigration Detainer Compliance Act of 2011. The passage of this law will limit the circumstances in which local law enforcement spends District money on immigration enforcement, protect public safety and restore trust in local law enforcement.rn

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rnTuesday’s event forms part of a national week of action for the Restoring Trust campaign, featuring more than a dozen local events across the country addressing the impact of the harsh immigration enforcement programs on public safety and families.rn

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rn Coverage from the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/10/dc-immigration-law-secure-communities-ice_n_1663214.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopularrn

rnrnPress Release: rnDC Seeks to Counteract Arizona-style Immigration EnforcementrnrnD.C. City Council Cast Final Vote to Protect Community Trust in Local Law Enforcement and Push Back Against “Secure Communities” Deportation ProgramrnrnWhat: Rally and legislative hearing to protect DC families from the threat of deportation.rnrnWho: Mayor’s Office of Latino Affairs, labor, faith, advocates against domestic violence, immigrant rights groupsrnrnWhen:Tuesday, July 10thrn9:30 AM EDT – Rally (steps of Wilson Building) rn10:00 AM EDT – Hearingrnrn*In case of rain will go inside the building rnrnWhere: Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NWrn Washington, DC 20004rnrn(Washington DC) Just two weeks after the Supreme Court’s decision in Arizona v. United States, the DC City Council will vote Tuesday on legislation that would provide a local alternative to counteract draconian federal level deportation programs and Arizona-style enforcement.rnrnLast month the council passed emergency legislation in response to the forced federal activation of the “Secure Communities” deportation program. This Tuesday the DC Council will cast the final vote to make that legislation permanent.rnrnBy passing the Immigration Detainer Compliance Amendment Act of 2011, Bill 19-585, the City Council will limit the circumstances in which local law enforcement spends District money on immigration enforcement, protect public safety and restore trust in local law enforcement.rnrnAhead of the vote on Tuesday, July 10th, community leaders will rally on the steps of the Wilson Building to support the passage of a bill. The Mayor’s Office of Latino Affairs will also be present to announce upcoming community forums and outreach. rnrnTuesday’s event forms part of a national week of action for the Restoring Trust campaign, featuring more than a dozen local events across the country addressing the impact of the harsh immigration enforcement programs on public safety and families.rnrn

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