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.