We’ve heard the nationwide reports of increased ICE arrests of refugees with criminal records. Here’s a recent story from NBC news about the increase of arrests of Vietnamese refugees (https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/advocates-warn-vietnamese-american-community-possible-immigration-detentions-n818596). We also learned from Northwest Immigrant Rights Project that ICE is arresting refugees from other refugee communities, including Cambodians, Laotians, Cubans, and Somalis. This development is a departure from past ICE practice and policy regarding individuals from certain refugee-sending countries.
We would like to offer a community information session on Wednesday, December 6, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. The session will provide community leaders and community-based organizations a chance to share what they’re seeing and hearing about ICE’s deportation efforts in Seattle-King County, hear from immigration attorneys about recent cases, and get information about where people can go to get legal assistance and other help.
Directions to ACRS:
Car: Find us on Martin Luther King Jr. Way S, four blocks south of the intersection of MLK and Rainier Avenue S. Free parking available.
Bus Service: Bus #106 stops on MLK, just outside of ACRS. Bus #7 stops at the intersection of MLK and Rainier; walk south on MLK for about 10 minutes.
Light Rail: Ride to the Mt. Baker Light Rail station. Get off and walk south for 0.5 miles.
Please RSVP with Linh Huynh at firstname.lastname@example.org
Light refreshments will be provided.