Marin County Residents Rally In Defense of California Values

Marin County Residents Rally In Defense of California Values

Board of Supervisors To Hold Truth Act Community Forum To Examine Local Law Enforcement Agencies' Entanglements With Federal Immigration Authorities


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SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Dec. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — ICE Out of Marin y Justicia Para Todos, a coalition focused on changing the policies of the Marin County Sheriff’s Office and other Marin County law enforcement agencies with respect to cooperation with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) will hold a community rally prior to participating in a special Board of Supervisors Truth Act Community Forum.  

What: Community Rally and Board of Supervisors Special Hearing

Who:

  • Marin County Board of Supervisors
  • Robert Doyle, Marin County Sheriff
  • Lucia Martel-Dow, Canal Alliance
  • Grisel Ruiz, Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)
  • Lisa Bennett, ICE Out of Marin y Justicia Para Todos
  • Dianeth Lopez, Immigrant mother whose husband is facing deportation
  • Gina Fromer, Marin Human Rights Commission (HRC)
  • Miguel Gavaldon, ICE Out of Marin y Justicia Para Todos
  • Yadira Sanchez, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (CIYJA)
  • Rev. Marcus Hartlief, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin
  • Other Community Organizations and residents affected by or concerned with Sheriff Doyle’s collaboration with ICE

Where:           

  • Rally — Grassy area by the Civic Center Post Office, 2 Civic Center Dr., San Rafael, CA 94903
  • Hearing – Marin County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 3501 Civic Center Dr., Suite 329 San Rafael, CA 94903

When:            

  • Community Rally – 4 P.M., Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Board of Supervisors Hearing – 5:30 P.M.

Why:

  • Under the California TRUTH Act (AB 2792), effective January 1, 2018, City Councils and Boards of Supervisors in California are required to hold at least one community forum per year if the Police or Sheriff’s department allowed ICE to access at least one individual in their custody in the previous year. The community forums are intended to provide the public with information as to how local law enforcement agencies entangle themselves with federal immigration authorities.
  • From Jan 1- Nov 25, 2018, 65 people have been “released” to ICE from the Marin County Jail.
  • Marin County Sheriff Robert Doyle’s collaboration with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has produced a growing community concern over the impact on the safety and well-being of Marin residents.  
  • More than 25 Marin organizations have joined with ICE Out of Marin y Justicia Para Todos, a grassroots coalition of immigrant justice advocates, to request the Board of Supervisors hold this public hearing and take action against Sheriff Doyle for his practices which do not contribute to enhanced public safety, do not reflect the values of this county, and are out of step with best practices of other Bay Area county law enforcement agencies.

For more information, please contact:
Lisa Bennett, 415 272-4927 (English)
Juan Prieto, 510 414-0953 (Spanish)

ICE OUT OF MARIN
A Grassroots Coalition
Lisa Bennett and Lucia Martel-Dow, co-Chairs
Email lisabpolitics@gmail.com, LuciaM@canalalliance.org 
Phone Lisa:  (415) 272-4927  Lucia:  (415) 306-0430

ABRIENDO CAMINOS:  West Marin Latino Leadership
Socorro Romo                                 
Maria Niggle                                                
Program Co-Directors                                            
(707) 364-3294                                            
sromo@westmarincs.org

CANAL ALLIANCE
Omar Carrera
Executive Director
(415) 306-0423

Multicultural Center of Marin
Douglas Mundo
Founder – Executive Director
(415) 526-2486 x302
dmundo@cwcenter.org

CIYJA – California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance
Yadira Sanchez
Northern California Regional Coordinator
ysanchez@ciyja.org

ILRC – Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Grisel Ruiz
Staff Attorney
415-255-9499 ext. 474
gruiz@ilrc.org

THE MARIN ASIAN ADVOCACY PROJECT[LE2]
Vinh Lu
Project Director
(415) 847-2747 
vluu@marinaap.org

Additional Organizations Supporting the Forum:
10,000 Degrees
ACLU Marin County chapter
Alcohol Justice
Building Bridges San Rafael
Fair Housing Advocates Northern CA
Fairfax People Power
Indivisible Marin
Indivisible Sausalito
Main Street Moms, Point Reyes
Marin County People Power
Marin Interfaith Council
Marin Peace & Justice Coalition
MV-CAN
¡Presente! Affinity Group
Sanctuary Marin
St. Johns, Ross
SURJ Marin
United Marin Rising
West Marin Standing Together Immigration Committee
Youth Leadership Institute
YWCA San Francisco & Marin
Zen Center/Green Gulch

CONTACT Lisa Bennett,
ICE Out of Marin y Justicia Para Todos
415 272-4927lisabpolitics@gmail.com
Juan Prieto,
California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance
510 414-0953 — jprieto@ciyja.org  

SOURCE ICE Out of Marin y Justicia Para Todos

Marin County Residents Rally In Defense of California Values