Immigrant Roundups
April 24, 2003
Protest INS Special Registration This Friday (Tomorrow) In San Francisco

This is at 444 Washington Street.

More information is below.

See you there!


PROTEST THE REGISTRATIONS, DETENTIONS AND ROUND-UPS OF OUR ARAB, MUSLIM, AND SOUTH ASIAN BROTHERS!


Friday, April 25 12pm to 1 pm

PROTEST AND PRESS CONFERENCE
San Francisco INS Office, 444 Washington St @ Sansome, San Francisco

Spread the word about the protest. Please call your friends, family, co-workers and members of the press and tell them why its important to stop these arbitrary detentions and scapegoating.

Wear a blue triangle as a symbol of resistance and in solidarity with those who are in detention. Please visit www.bluetriangle.org

Contact INS District Director David Still at 415-844-5110. Tell him the INS should stop its arbitrary detentions and its special registrations, and to release all detainees now.

Also share this message with your Members of Congress and ask for an inquiry into INS activities since the passage of the USA Patriot Act. The Capitol Switchboard is 202-224-3121 or 800-839-5276

Background:
The U.S. government is requiring Middle Eastern and South Asian visitors, immigrants and students to register with the INS. By singling out a certain group of people for special registration, the government is engaging in racist scapegoating. To make matters worse, hundreds of well-meaning people who went
to be registered have been detained without hearings. This is not only wrong, but also counterproductive, since the government is punishing the very people who have chosen to cooperate. Singling out an entire group of people for harsh treatment is simply racist, and it sets us on a path toward the kind of detentions seen during World War II. Please act today to protect the civil liberties of all people.

ENDORSERS
ADCSF
ACLU
Blue Triangle Network
Global Exchange
Not in Our Name
October 22nd Coalition to Stop
Police Brutality
Refuse & Resist!
South Alameda Peace & Justice Coalition
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