Oregonians show solidarity with No Papers No Fear Ride for Justice, lift up local cases and demands action
August 30, 2012
Portland, Oregon -- Local undocumented community leaders and families will share their stories and come out of the shadows to demand that elected officials address Multnomah county law enforcement’s relationship with ICE. The rally will be followed by a press conference and a “Coming Out of the Shadows” act by undocumented Oregonians.
The press conference will highlight local campaigns that are building a stronger and safer immigrant community. The “Coming Out of the Shadow” action will have testimonials from individuals directly impacted by police/ICE collaboration. The Oregon Dream Activists are working locally and nationally to demand that ICE stop deporting innocent young people and their families.
“We want to show the support of the brave individuals on the No Papers No Fear Ride for Justice and also highlight how the issue of immigrant rights hits home right here in Portland” said Jaime Limon
There will be representatives from faith, community and immigrant rights organizations working in coalition to support the undocumented immigrant community.
The No Papers No Fear Ride for Justice is a national delegation of undocumented people and allies that left Phoenix, Arizona on the anniversary of the state's implementation of SB 1070. They are traveling across the country to unite the immigrant community to overcome fear and organize to challenge anti-immigrant policies. Inspired by the actions of undocumented youth that have demonstrated the power of communities acting and speaking for themselves, the riders are undocumented people from all over the country who continue to face threats of deportation, harassment, and death while simply looking for a better life in the only nation many of them know and call home.
WHAT: A rally showing support for the brave undocumented participants of the No Papers No Fear Ride for Justice and local leaders impacted by police/Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) collaboration
WHEN: Thursday August 28, 2012; 10:30 AM GMT
WHERE: Immigration Customs Enforcement Building, 1001 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR
WHO: Jobs with Justice, Oregon Dream Activist, VOZ Workers Rights’ Education Project and Oregon New Sanctuary Movement
More information on the No Papers No Fear Ride for Justice is available at www.nopapersnofear.org and follow @undocubus on twitter for updates.