FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — The Green Party of Portland condemns the actions of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for separating families in the name of making our country “great.” The removal of children from their parents is traumatic, heartless, and immoral. Despite President Trump’s assertions, this is not the way. Despite the assertions of Democrats, they too have a shameful history of supporting deportations. We support the #OccupyICE action and any nonviolent means of resistance against ICE facilities in our community and across the United States.
Protesters are gathered outside the ICE facility in Southwest Portland, doxxing agents and sending a clear message: ICE is not welcome here.
Our city has declared itself a Sanctuary for all, regardless of identity. Mayor Ted Wheeler and the Portland City Council should work with the City Attorney to establish a fixed definition of “Sanctuary City” so we can meaningfully resist President Trump’s racist war on immigration.
- Alex DiBlasi, Pacific Green candidate for Governor
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