Against Our Own Best Interests – Press Event
Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 @ 12:30 p.m.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office
800 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301
Bring Flags, Banners, and Posters
The Kern Coalition for Citizenship and The American Civil Liberties Union are bringing people from the community to talk about how denying justice to a large segment of our population creates an unsafe community for us all. Speakers will tell personal stories about broken families that were working hard within the system to obtain full compliance with our broken immigration system.
Hear and support members of the public who are impacted by the dangerous policy of removing “safe zones” for undocumented immigrants who are attempting to comply with local laws.
By turning our courthouses into hunting grounds for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officers, we encourage non-compliance and force those who are trying to play by the rules to distrust our justice system.
By putting the basic functions of public safety beyond the reach of our immigrant population, we make our community more dangerous for everyone. It is time that they recognize and codify the greater good of having our undocumented population be able to access the justice system, pay fines in a timely fashion and report crime and obtain restraining orders against dangerous individuals who would prey on them.