We are pleased to see that ICE recently announced that they will scale back enforcement efforts in the U.S. and will not carry out operations at or near health care facilities. ICE should most certainly suspend raids, family separations, end the deportation of DACA recipients, and halt immigration hearings immediately.
Those locked behind bars and in cages by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) face great danger at this time. These detention centers are death camps where the spread of the disease is severe and can easily get out of control. As such, we are calling on ICE to release non-violent detainees older than 50, those who are pregnant, or have underlying conditions such as a weakened immune system or heart or lung disease, on parole.
We can’t wait to take action. Low-income and the working-class communities need help immediately. LULAC is here to protect the interest of the Latino community and we will continue the fight for our families and every Latino across the country. “