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art by Favianna Rodriguez

Art by Favianna Rodriguez

“ You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. ” – César Chávez, UFW

Presente.org to the Senate: The Fight to Save Immigrant Community Trust Policies Will Continue

Aug. 6, 2015

Statement from Arturo Carmona, Executive Director of Presente.org:

"We are pleased that the Senate has adjourned without moving forward with dangerous legislation that attacks cities with community trust policies. This legislation would dismantle longstanding and vital protections for immigrant communities, harm public safety, and vastly expand the government's deportation machinery. It's not about fighting crime, it's about scapegoating immigrants and stoking anti-immigrant fear and hatred for political gain. Our members will use the recess to continue organizing, and be prepared to act if the Senate takes up this legislation again when it resumes business."