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

Robin Arntsen
Loren Poin
Andrew white
Raquel Watts
Daniel Gallo
Roberto Santiago
Virginia Rogers
Mindi Rappoport
John Whitbeck
Deborah Rhodes
Tiana Ocasio
Veronica Feinstein
Carlos Moreno
Gregory Mucci
Linda Stones
Victoria DeSarno
barbara dinesen
Marion Grenfell
James Weisser
Gail Ostrow
Salwa Elshazly
Susan McCaslin
Keith Crudgington
Stephen Urciuoli
Johanna Garvey
Jérémie Koenig
Peter and Marilyn Deraney
Katie Donroe
Donna Phillips
Chris Parisi
500 signatures

Will you sign?

  • 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
  • Virginia Rogers
    signed 2017-01-18 13:59:31 -0500
    Virginia B Rogers
  • Mindi Rappoport
    signed 2017-01-18 13:50:59 -0500
  • John Whitbeck
    signed 2017-01-18 13:39:48 -0500
    John Whitbeck H Whitbeck
  • Deborah Rhodes
    signed 2017-01-18 13:08:58 -0500
  • Tiana Ocasio
    signed 2017-01-18 13:06:44 -0500
    Tiana Ocasio
  • Veronica Feinstein
    signed 2017-01-18 13:00:25 -0500
  • Carlos Moreno
    signed 2017-01-18 11:26:18 -0500
  • Gregory Mucci
    signed 2017-01-18 10:51:18 -0500
    Gregory Mucci
  • Linda Stones
    signed 2017-01-18 10:49:09 -0500
  • Victoria DeSarno
    signed 2017-01-18 10:47:07 -0500
    Victoria DeSarno
  • barbara dinesen
    signed 2017-01-18 10:36:04 -0500
  • Marion Grenfell
    signed 2017-01-18 10:11:44 -0500
  • James Weisser
    signed 2017-01-18 10:03:54 -0500
  • Gail Ostrow
    signed 2017-01-18 09:41:36 -0500
  • Salwa Elshazly
    signed 2017-01-18 09:38:13 -0500
    I am concerned about terrorist attacks, and I am hesitant to sign this, I admit. But I also know that we must help others in the world through kindness and generosity; God willing by offering people in need a safe haven we will earn the trust of the immigrant community and gain more than we lose.
  • Susan McCaslin
    signed 2017-01-18 09:34:01 -0500
  • Keith Crudgington
    signed 2017-01-18 08:47:46 -0500
    Keith R. Crudgington
  • Stephen Urciuoli
    signed 2017-01-18 08:08:38 -0500
  • Johanna Garvey
    signed 2017-01-18 07:31:00 -0500
  • Jérémie Koenig
    signed 2017-01-18 07:15:07 -0500
  • Peter and Marilyn Deraney
    signed 2017-01-18 07:07:43 -0500
    Peter and Marilyn Deraney
  • Katie Donroe
    signed 2017-01-18 07:04:40 -0500
  • Donna Phillips
    signed via 2017-01-18 06:51:50 -0500
  • Chris Parisi
    signed 2017-01-18 04:40:43 -0500
    Attacking immigrants forms one of the darkest chapters in our history. To repeat it would be immoral, dangerous to our institutions, and destructive of American values and the American economy.

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