Our city has a large immigrant community that lives in fear of what a Trump presidency will mean for them and their families.

All over the US, hundreds of localities, including East Haven, Hartford and New Haven, have adopted policies to improve public safety and prevent federal overreach by separating their local police from immigration enforcement, which is a strictly federal function. When victims and witnesses are afraid of talking to the police, this makes everyone less safe.

In a sanctuary city, officials implement policies to restrict local police from turning immigrants over to federal immigration agents and declare in no uncertain terms that immigrants are welcome. Without these measures, undocumented immigrants are left vulnerable to racial profiling, detention, and deportation. For this reason, we urge you to join us to declare publicly that Bridgeport is a welcoming city and our schools are welcoming schools where immigrants have human rights.



Nuestra ciudad tiene una gran comunidad de inmigrantes que vive con miedo de lo que significará para ellos una presidencia de Trump.

En todo Estados Unidos, cientos de localidades, incluyendo East Haven, Hartford y New Haven, han adoptado políticas para mejorar la seguridad pública y prevenir los excesos federales al separar a la policía local de la implementación de politicas de inmigración, lo que es una función estrictamente federal. Cuando las víctimas y los testigos tienen miedo de hablar con la policía, esto hace que todos estén menos seguros.

En una ciudad santuario, los funcionarios implementan políticas para restringir la policía local de reportar a los inmigrantes a agentes federales de inmigración y declarar en términos inequívocos que los inmigrantes son bienvenidos. Sin estas medidas, los inmigrantes indocumentados son vulnerables al perfil racial, la detención y la deportación.

Por esta razón, le urgimos a que se una a nosotros para declarar públicamente que Bridgeport es una ciudad que le da la bienvenida a los inmigrantes y que nuestras escuelas  y lugrares públicos  son espacios donde los inmigrantes tienen derechos humanos.




Who's signing

Thomas Burns
Samantha Adams
Kyle Langan
Margaret Roach
Melissa Shein
Camila Bortolotti
Renata Melo
Lynne Goldstein
Brenna Regan
Michelle Ross
Evelyn Saiter
Marlene Kimberly
Madeline Raleigh
Tony Bhasin
Chinedum Nnodum
Robert Lendrim
Steve Di Costanzo
Michael Raleigh
Kate Spain
Marissa Walker
Ashley Gaudiano
Myra Mass
Caroline Emmanuel
Ann McCarthy
Emili Kelner
Jayson-Ann Wright
Deborah Dutko
Mildred Landock
Emily Welch
Diana Bell
500 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Thomas Burns
    signed 2017-03-24 12:55:33 -0400
    I am a retired Bridgeport high school teacher. It has been my experience that my “immigrant” students have been my best students. I am very sympathetic to their cause.
  • Samantha Adams
    signed via 2017-03-14 18:04:10 -0400
  • Kyle Langan
    signed 2017-03-14 13:44:05 -0400
    Kyle Langan
  • Margaret Roach
    signed 2017-03-07 17:24:59 -0500
  • Melissa Shein
    signed 2017-03-01 10:33:52 -0500
    Melissa Shein
  • Camila Bortolotti
    signed 2017-02-28 11:45:19 -0500
  • Renata Melo
    signed 2017-02-28 07:51:10 -0500
  • Lynne Goldstein
    signed 2017-02-27 22:48:38 -0500
  • Brenna Regan
    signed 2017-02-16 14:16:35 -0500
  • Michelle Ross
    signed 2017-02-09 08:42:25 -0500
  • Evelyn Saiter
    signed 2017-02-06 17:19:27 -0500
  • Marlene Kimberly
    signed 2017-02-05 23:50:10 -0500
  • Madeline Raleigh
    signed 2017-02-05 17:38:20 -0500
  • Tony Bhasin
    signed 2017-02-05 15:15:03 -0500
  • Chinedum Nnodum
    signed 2017-02-04 15:27:27 -0500
  • Robert Lendrim
    signed 2017-02-04 14:23:00 -0500
  • Steve Di Costanzo
    signed 2017-02-04 10:47:48 -0500
  • Michael Raleigh
    signed 2017-02-03 12:18:23 -0500
    Michael Raleigh
  • Kate Spain
    signed 2017-02-03 10:34:11 -0500
  • Marissa Walker
    signed via 2017-02-03 08:30:15 -0500
  • Ashley Gaudiano
    signed 2017-02-03 07:42:57 -0500
  • Myra Mass
    signed via 2017-02-03 07:08:11 -0500
  • Caroline Emmanuel
    signed 2017-02-03 00:43:00 -0500
  • Ann McCarthy
    signed 2017-02-02 21:32:17 -0500
  • Emili Kelner
    signed 2017-02-02 21:20:21 -0500
    NO to detaining people based on their immigration status, NO to deportation and NO to collaboration with a xenophobic federal administration. Our immigration system may be flawed, but anyone who calls Bridgeport home is a neighbor to me. We must reassure and actively defend our most vulnerable residents in these times of uncertainty and fear.
  • Jayson-Ann Wright
    signed 2017-02-02 21:11:56 -0500
  • Deborah Dutko
    signed 2017-02-02 20:39:20 -0500
  • Mildred Landock
    signed 2017-02-02 19:41:28 -0500
  • Emily Welch
    signed 2017-02-02 17:57:59 -0500
  • Diana Bell
    signed 2017-02-02 17:19:18 -0500

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