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Rally Against ICE

Join us as we Rally Against ICE in Bristol County.

For the past year, we have been resisting 287(g) agreements between ICE and Sheriff Departments across Massachusetts. These agreements allow for law enforcement to carry out the duties of ICE officers.

From blockading an ICE detention facility, to supporting prisoner hunger strikes, to confronting the Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson at his home, we have shown ICE that these agreements will not go uncontested. We have faced violence, and now jail time for the actions we have carried out for this campaign.

Holly, a member of FANG, is currently serving a 9 day sentence in Bristol County House of Corrections and three others are facing up to 30 days of jail time for their action against ICE in August 2018.

As part of our upcoming Week of Action to #ShutDownICE, we are gathering at the Bristol County House of Corrections. We must demonstrate our outrage at the injustice and violence that ICE and police have caused our communities.

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80 law enforcement agencies in 21 states have 287(g) agreements with ICE. Every year, thousands of families are separated because of these agreements.

On June 30th, all of these agreements across the country EXPIRE. Agencies will have renew these agreements to continue their participation in the program. NOW is the time to take ACTION to make sure that they are not renewed. ICE has launched the Warrant Service Officer program to expand the 287(g) program further and detain even more community members. These developments must be countered.

We are also calling on Massachusetts counties to end their Intergovernmental Service Agreements (IGSA) with ICE. Under these agreements, local agencies are paid to hold people in detention on behalf of ICE. 67% of ICE detainees are housed in facilities with IGSAs.

WE MUST STOP 287(g)s, IGSAs, and CALL FOR THE ABOLITION OF ICE

For more info, visit https://ShutDownIceNow.org/

Earlier Event: January 28
Intro to Nonviolent Direct Action Training