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Undocu-Caravan Take Escondido Police Station (Pocho1 Tv 2013)

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Published on Jun 27, 2013

Escondido's Immigrant Community Rises against Police and ICE Collaboration: Undocumented Journey for the TRUST Act Begins

On Monday, June 24th, the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (CIYJA), the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and the Immigrant Youth Coalition (IYC) launched an "Undocu Caravan", from San Diego to Sacramento. The riders are demanding for Governor Brown to meet with them in person when they arrive in Sacramento to hear the stories they collect on the ride and to understand the urgency of passing a clear and strong Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools (TRUST) Act. The TRUST Act is a measure which would allow local law enforcement to decline to participate in the controversial "Secure Communities" federal immigration program that funnels individuals from local jails to deportation proceedings.

The organizers selected the city of Escondido, North County San Diego, as the location for the riders to begin their journey. The decision was based on the fact that Escondido has seen a heightened collaboration between Police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as result of Secure Communities in the past few years, but most recently in the pilot program called Joint-Effort where ICE agents patrol alongside Police Officers (http://www.theinvestigativefund.org/i...).

The action was unique to Escondido because no group or organizers has ever challenged the Escondido Police Department by blocking the entrance to their headquarters. The action impact on the community was extremely positive, cars driving by honked in support and around 50 community members chanted bravely as they protested the department's attack on our immigrant communities. The Caravan is now on their way to their next stop, the Orange County city of Santa Ana.

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