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IMMIGRATION INSTITUTE OF THE BAY AREA STATEMENT ON ICE RAIDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 21, 2019

Contact: Isabella Alvarenga, IIBA Communications Manager

(415) 538-8100 ext. 213, ialvarenga@iibayarea.org

 

IMMIGRATION INSTITUTE OF THE BAY AREA STATEMENT ON ICE RAIDS

 

The Immigration Institute of the Bay Area (formerly International Institute of the Bay Area) condemns the Trump Administration’s reckless and cruel attack on immigrant families. Their announcement stating that “we have no other choice” to begin “rounding up” immigrants is baseless.

 

This Administration has consistently chosen inhumanity over humanity, from family separations to detainments to deportations—which have devastating consequences for countless people who want nothing more than safety for their families and the opportunity to contribute to the collective success and promise of this country.

 

For one hundred and one years, the Immigration Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) has advocated for and stood alongside immigrants. We will redouble our efforts in the face of this ongoing assault on the American values of inclusion and social justice.

 

In the United States, everyone, regardless of immigration status, have rights they can exercise if approached by ICE. IIBA calls on the public to take the following steps to protect our fellow community members.

 

The Immigration Institute of the Bay Area (IIBA) helps immigrants, refugees, and their families join and contribute to the community. IIBA is the largest provider of immigration legal services in Northern California with eight offices in six counties. Because of IIBA’s services, more immigrant families obtain stable immigration status in the United States.

 

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