Make Boston a Sanctuary that Protects Families
This is so important because when we begin to do a blanket sweep of deportation, we are separating mothers from sons, daughters from fathers, spouse from spouse, siblings from siblings, grandparents from their precious grandchildren, and so on. Boston is a proud and inclusive city and we need to show that to the world by becoming a sanctuary city for immigrants and refugees.
Menlo Park, CA: Sanctuary City Ordinance
Our immigrant community is particularly vulnerable to the current national rhetoric. These families feel scared and uncertain about being targeted and detained because of their immigration status. Immigrant children in Menlo Park schools feel scared and uncertain. We who favor adopting a sanctuary ordinance want Menlo Park to be inclusive and supportive of our most vulnerable community members, including immigrants. Sanctuary ordinances have been passed in 300 cities and counties in the US. The goal of adopting a sanctuary ordinance is to strengthen the local community by increasing trust and communication between residents and city employees. With a publicly adopted sanctuary ordinance, immigrant families in the community are less fearful of federal intervention and therefore more likely to cooperate positively with local police, school officials and other city employees.
Grassroots Campaigns Powered by United We Dream
#HereToStay Campaigns are grassroots campaigns powered by immigrants, people of color, and allies determined to to reject Trump’s hate and continue honoring and celebrating immigrant and refugee resilience and defiance by creating:
- Undocu-friendly classrooms and educators
- Changing your school/campus to sanctuary and/or
- Demanding and supporting a Local Campaign for Sanctuary city