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Community Organizations Demand an End to All ICE Holds

The Philadelphia Family Unity Network (PFUN) asks the City of Philadelphia to stop honoring all Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE)  holds, also know as detainers, are requests from the federal deportation office to local Philadelphia law enforcement to hold someone who should otherwise be released. Holds are issued by ICE ( not the police) to individuals solely because of their immigration status. They are not criminal warrants and they are not reviewed by a judge before they are issued.

PFUN is a citywide coalition currently working to end ICE holds in Philadelphia. The coalition is comprised of grassroots organizations, service providers, advocates, faith communities and lawyers. We dedicate our work to ensuring that all people have the right to remain in safety in their chosen communities, regardless of economic status, country of origin, immigration status, marital status, gender identity and history with the criminal system. members currently include I Love Movement, JUNTOS, New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition and Victim/ Witness Services of Shout Philadelphia.

Our next event is:

City Council Hearings on Police/ ICE Collaboration

Monday March 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Philadelphia City Hall- 4th Floor Room 401

Philadelphia City Council will hold a public hearing on the impact of collaboration between the Philadelphia Police Department and Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE)

If you would like more information on PFUN contact:

Jasmine Rivera- 480-628-4032- jasmine@vamosjuntos.org

Blanca Pacheco-New Sanctuary Movement- 480-628-4032blanca@sanctuaryphiladelphia.org

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