07.15.2019

‘Know your rights’: Sacramentans mobilize against anticipated nationwide ICE raids

‘Know your rights’: Sacramentans mobilize against anticipated nationwide ICE raids

Diana Campos, organizer for Sacramento Area Congregations Together, stood before the congregation of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Sunday as nationwide ICE raids were expected to begin.

“If ICE comes to your door, simply don’t open it,” she said in Spanish. “You have the right to remain silent.”

Inattentive children laughed and asked to be picked up as parents hushed them and made note of the hotline number Campos provided: “Is everyone ready? 916-245-6773.”

As ICE raids near in 10 major cities, including San Francisco and Los Angeles, immigrant communities and immigrant-rights organizations have mobilized against what they say are the government’s strategies of fear-mongering and obfuscation.

Representatives of Sac ACT will travel to congregations across Sacramento to inform immigrants, undocumented and documented alike, of their rights, channeling community-wide fear and anxiety into well-informed action.

“People are hungry for the information,” Campos said. “People want to get connected to resources.”