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ICE harassing students – UCSD speaks out!
UCSD Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni
take a stand against ICE Raids!
WLH 2113, 7-9pm
SpeakOut,And Press Conference
Library Walk, 11-1:00pm
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 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
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!
UCSD Amnesty International, CSEJ, MIRA, MEChA, SAAC and Voz Fronteriza.
ORGS, FACULTY, STAFF, ALUMNI: 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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