Stopping the ICE Deportation Pipeline in Fairfax County

A Report from the Fairfax for All Coalition of 10 immigration groups that have been working with the county

Wednesday June 6,  7 – 9 PM

Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC) Headquarters

8500 Executive Park Ave.
Suite 402
Fairfax, VA  22031 (map)

What Democrats should know. What should we do?

Panel of coalition speakers and discussion.

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What Democrats should know. What should we do?

Sookyung Oh, D.C. Area Director, NAKASEC, Organizing Korean and Asian Americans to achieve racial, economic, and social justice.

The problem: Number of people in deportation proceedings, recent increase in arrests, how policy facilitates the deportation pipeline and the disparate treatment of, and impact on communities.

Maya Castillo, Political Director, New Virginia Majority, statewide organizing for racial and economic justice through large-scale political education, mobilization and advocacy.

Mary Supley Foxworth, coordinator of the Immigration Issues Committee of Herndon-Reston Indivisible, an all-volunteer, grassroots group. The Committee seeks the establishment of just and informed immigration policies and their just and humane enforcement, to advocate for and support immigrants and vulnerable communities, and to inform the broader community.

Response by immigrant communities and advocates. Formation of the Fairfax for All coalition. Activities to date including success with the Sheriff discontinuing the IGSA detention agreement with ICE.

Diane Burkley Alejandro, lead advocate for ACLU People Power Fairfax, a grassroots effort to stop all cooperation by Fairfax law enforcement with ICE beyond what is mandated by law. Diane is an attorney with over 20 years’ experience negotiating changes to local and federal public policy, and a former senior political appointee whose portfolio included immigration.; 703-868-5383.

What’s next. Overview of the IGSA termination and Sheriff’s revised procedures; need for ongoing work. Introduction of a proposed ordinance.

Q&A and Discussion