If you’re concerned about the immigration issues in the national press but are not sure of what’s happening locally, check out the June 23 protest against the growing presence of ICE in our community. The event is 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Drury Inn and Suites Champaign 905 W Anthony Drive, Champaign, Illinois 61821
The event is hosted by the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center with support from Three Spinners and UIUC Sanctuary.
The organizers want to make CU a real sanctuary for immigrants. They have heard from those picked up that ICE agents come from St. Louis, and stay overnight at the Drury Inn in Champaign while they stage arrests. The hotel is effectively being used to facilitate deportations. They will rally in solidarity with the families living in constant fear from being stopped by ICE. We are allies with the families seeing their loved ones taken away. The demand is: an end to the raids! Send a strong message to ICE that they are not welcome in CU!
This post was adapted from the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/215642742564958/.