WE DEMAND A SANCTUARY CITY FOR BRIDGEPORT!

WE DEMAND A SANCTUARY CITY FOR BRIDGEPORT!

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.

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EXIGIMOS UNA CIUDAD SANTUARIO EN BRIDGEPORT!

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.

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Who's signing

Taylor Sarver
Shana Hurley
Sarah Forman
gaby benitez
Ivan Sandi
Leslie Vines
Tamberlaine Harris
Christina Holland
Edwin Camp
Maria Cuerda
Christine Danio
James Root
Denise Tratolatis
Nyree Hodges
Fiona McBride
Kacey Perkins
Steven Farley
michelle mccabe
Amina Seyal
Rachel Clemons
Raquel Rivera-Pablo
Geoffrey Reed
Robin Arntsen
Loren Poin
Andrew white
Raquel Watts
Daniel Gallo
Roberto Santiago
347 SIGNATURES
500 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Taylor Sarver
    signed 2017-01-31 10:26:05 -0500
  • Shana Hurley
    signed 2017-01-29 14:02:48 -0500
    As an educator, I have worked with many undocumented students and families. These families have worked hard, made sacrifices and are relentlessly trying to provide the American dream to their children. My students and their families deserve to feel safe and protected by their local law enforcement, but they will not without sanctuary city status. Once, the older brother of one of my students refused to report an armed robbery because he feared risking deportation and dividing this family. Can you imagine?
  • Sarah Forman
    signed 2017-01-28 22:09:49 -0500
    I don’t reside in Bridgeport, but every time a city adopts a sanctuary policy, it helps immigrants everywhere; this also helps all of us have safer, more cohesive communities.
  • gaby benitez
    signed 2017-01-27 17:25:05 -0500
  • Ivan Sandi
    signed 2017-01-26 22:34:46 -0500
    We need this for are immigrants frinds
  • Leslie Vines
    signed 2017-01-26 10:49:41 -0500
    I don’t live in Bridgeport but as a neighbor want to show my support for the movement.
  • Tamberlaine Harris
    signed 2017-01-24 17:16:46 -0500
    We need to cover the whole country with sanctuary cities until we will have no need for a sanctuary city.
  • Christina Holland
    signed 2017-01-23 18:56:21 -0500
  • Edwin Camp
    signed 2017-01-23 15:09:47 -0500
  • Maria Cuerda
    signed 2017-01-23 12:15:31 -0500
  • Christine Danio
    signed 2017-01-21 20:36:11 -0500
  • James Root
    signed 2017-01-21 18:16:01 -0500
    James Root
  • Denise Tratolatis
    signed 2017-01-21 14:35:12 -0500
  • Nyree Hodges
    signed 2017-01-20 12:28:28 -0500
    Nyree Hodges
  • Fiona McBride
    signed 2017-01-19 23:14:09 -0500
  • Kacey Perkins
    signed 2017-01-19 16:03:25 -0500
  • Steven Farley
    signed 2017-01-19 16:00:57 -0500
  • Michelle McCabe
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-19 15:38:13 -0500
    Sign the petition: WE DEMAND A SANCTUARY CITY FOR BRIDGEPORT!
  • michelle mccabe
    signed 2017-01-19 15:37:48 -0500
  • Amina Seyal
    signed 2017-01-19 15:21:21 -0500
  • Rachel Clemons
    signed 2017-01-19 15:15:29 -0500
    Rachel E Clemons
  • Raquel Rivera-Pablo
    signed 2017-01-19 15:07:41 -0500
  • Geoffrey Reed
    signed 2017-01-19 14:44:32 -0500
  • Samantha Eve
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-01-19 10:40:27 -0500
    Sign the petition: WE DEMAND A SANCTUARY CITY FOR BRIDGEPORT!
  • Robin Arntsen
    signed 2017-01-18 20:35:16 -0500
  • Loren Poin
    signed 2017-01-18 20:27:41 -0500
  • Andrew white
    signed 2017-01-18 20:19:30 -0500
  • Raquel Watts
    signed 2017-01-18 19:59:45 -0500
  • Daniel Gallo
    signed 2017-01-18 16:37:49 -0500
  • Roberto Santiago
    signed 2017-01-18 14:57:12 -0500

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