Civil Rights Group Demands Fairfax County End Collaboration With ICE Improve Relationship with Immigrant Community

Posted October 23, 2017 /

FAIRFAX, VA _ Residents of Fairfax County Coalition, a group of local civil rights and immigrant rights organizations, will demand that Fairfax County end its collaboration with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and protect hard-working immigrants and their families during a press conference Tuesday.

“The county has been reaping the benefits from the extensive contributions that immigrants make to the county and this community while profiting off of their incarceration,” said Gustavo Torres, CASA’s Executive Director. “This behavior only leads to further alienate the immigrant community.”

Members of the coalition will present an exhaustive analysis of federal, state and local laws and how they impact the immigrant community during the press conference as well as later that day during the Board of Supervisor’s meeting.

“We believe in inclusive democracy, and as our sanctuary research has shown, the county must come into compliance with constitutional protections for immigrants and their families,” said Demos’s Senior Counsel Kathy Culliton-Gonzalez.

WHAT: PRESS CONFERENCE DEMANDING FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS PROTECT IMMIGRANTS MAKING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COUNTY’S PROSPERITY.
WHEN: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 24 – TOMORROW
WHERE: Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA
WHO: Residents of Fairfax County Coalition, a coalition of diverse organizations that work with different communities of Fairfax County —including civil rights, grassroots and immigrant defense institutions.
CASA
Demos
ACLU People Power
NAKASEC
La Colectiva
Herndon-Reston Indivisible Immigration Issues Committee
Sanctuary DMV

CASA is the largest member-based Latino and immigrant organization in the country. We are a national leader in building power and improving the quality of life in low-income and immigrant communities. Our vision is for a future in which diverse and thriving communities live free from discrimination and fear, and work together with mutual respect to achieve full human rights for all. Over its 30-year history CASA has established itself as a strong national leader in innovations for Latino and immigrant-focused services, and backbone organization for collective impact involving community-based, government and private partners.

PRESS ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 23TH, 2017
FOR MORE INFORMATION,
CONTACT FERNANDA DURAND
fdurand@wearecasa.org
Cel. 240.706.2624