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Reform, not Roundups

Yesterday, advocates from the National Capital Immigrant Coalition, CASA de Maryland and area churches rallied to protest the recent ICE raid on an Annapolis, MD paiting company.

On Monday, raids were conducted at both the office of the Annapolis Painting Services and at private homes of Annapolis residentes. Over 45 people were arrested.

Yesterday’s protestors denounced the raids as inhumane and highlighted that those arrested are victims of a broken immigration system. The protest also brought attention to the families who are suffering as a result of ICE’s actions.

“Every person affected yesterday has a family,” said Jessica Alvarez, vice president of the National Capital Immigrant Coalition. “Today we are here to show that every person has a voice and has a community behind them. This is unjust, and our voices need to be heard.”

Click here and here for articles concerning both the raid and the protest.

 

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