August 1, 2019
Your Action of the Week:
"Sign petition: Hold ICE Accountable"
Sign IMIrJ's Petition To Hold ICE Accountable!
Join IMIrJ this summer in an effort to disentangle local law enforcement from ICE and hold our public officials accountable to the vision of a welcoming Oregon that voters overwhelmingly affirmed in the defeat of Measure 105 last fall.
IMIrJ is coordinating these actions as part of a broader strategy being developed with our partners at Innovation Law Lab, CAUSA, ROP, Unidos Bridging Community and other groups in the Oregon Ready Coalition!
Sign this petition for a safe and inclusive Oregon!
Keep Oregon Courthouses Safe & Accessible!
Oregon Chief Justice Martha Walters has the power to issue a ruling that explicitly prohibits ICE arrests in and around our courthouses. In December, a group of Oregon advocates and service providers submitted a formal request to the chief justice urging her to do just that. Advocates hoped for a speedy reply. Unfortunately, months have gone by without a resolution. Meanwhile, New York's Court has issued a similar directive, and a recent injunction has prohibited ICE arrests in Massachusetts courthouses.
On July 3rd, IMIrJ sent Justice Walters this letter, signed in less than 5 days by nearly 300 clergy across the state, urging her to take action. On July 8th, Justice Walters indicated that she wants more information from ICE, effectively further delaying her decision. Now we are asking community members to follow up, and ensure Chief Justice Walters knows that keeping ICE out of our courthouses is urgent and a priority for Oregonians
Please call Justice Walters today!
For more information, read here and here and here
Printable PDFs of
Action of the Week here.