Evict ICE out of Pima County Jail

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    Hosted by Southern Arizona Sanctuary Coalition and3 others

    “Join us this Saturday to demand Sheriff Napier to evict ICE from the jail and end any collaboration with ICE.

    Sheriff Mark Napier has allowed ICE to have an office inside the jail since May of 2017 to facilitate the deportation of immigrants. Sheriff Napier is carrying out Trump’s agenda to further criminalize our immigrant communities and dehumanize them.

    Tucson community groups are joining the national call to abolish ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, by demanding that Sheriff Napier kick ICE out of the Pima County Jail. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department complies with ICE detainers on undocumented individuals in custody. When ICE places a hold on an individual, this means the Pima County Sheriff’s Department will extend the detention of that individual for ICE to arrive and detain that person. In May of 2017, Sheriff Napier granted an office to ICE representatives inside the jail to facilitate the transfer of undocumented individuals into ICE custody. In these ways, Pima County is complicit with ICE and the racist border enforcement policies of the United States under the Trump administration.

    Join us at 1pm at Vista Del Pueblo Park (1875 W San Marcos Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85713) for a rally with speeches and we start march towards Pima County Jail and gather there for more speakers and chants.

    Bring water, sunblock, umbrellas, and all the energy for a (1) mile march full of art and good energy.

    Banner and poster making party this Thursday August 23 at the Global Justice Center from 6:30-10:00pm.”

    https://www.facebook.com/events/542733969515649/

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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