Statewide Immigrant Rights Call
Secure Communities Teach-In
Thursday, July 8, 2010
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Join a statewide teach-in call to learn more about S-COMM (so called “Secure Communities”) and what we can do to halt the expansion of this harmful program in California.
While Arizona’s SB1070 is in the spotlight, S-COMM is expanding rapidly in California and could bring similar results. Twenty counties are already participating and more will be go “live” in the coming months.
How can communities opt-out and organize against this harmful program?
The teach-in will include discussion with legal experts and community organizers, and will feature:
- Legal overview of S-COMM with Q&A
- Report-backs from counties that already have S-COMM
- Best practices for political organizing and media
- Strategy discussion for local and state advocacy
- Review of counties facing implementation next (including Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, and Santa Cruz in mid-July)
Join us to ensure that we choose safety, not separation, for immigrant communities in California.
This teach-in is hosted jointly by the following organizations:
American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego & Imperial Counties, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality, Asian Law Caucus, Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, California Immigrant Policy Center, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, Committee on Immigrant Rights of Sonoma County, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, National Immigration Law Center, San Francisco Immigrant Legal Education Network, Services Immigrant Rights and Education Network, Warren Institute at BerkeleyLaw.
(This call is closed to the press.)