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

Ashli Giles-Perkins
Victoria Nachman
Jessica Nelson
Chris Garaffa
Anna Robinson-Sweet
Gina Roussos
Steven Palma
Megan Joiner
Sarah Strong
Margot Gotterer
Dan Fischer
Luke Morris
Karen Grossi
Kate Rivera
Faith Fennelly
Daniel Kwet
Daniel Vieira
Mike Merli
Claude Young
Michael Flatto
Jay DeGregorio
Gage Frank
Stephanie Ubiergo
Sharmeen Jaffry
Luis Macancela
Wendy Cardenas
Jessica Pinto
Andrea Serrano
Jordy Padilla
Mirna Gonzalez
500 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Ashli Giles-Perkins
    signed 2016-12-07 14:57:03 -0500
  • Victoria Nachman
    signed 2016-12-07 13:35:43 -0500
  • Jessica Nelson
    signed via 2016-12-07 13:33:17 -0500
  • Chris Garaffa
    signed 2016-12-07 13:02:49 -0500
  • Anna Robinson-Sweet
    signed 2016-12-07 12:58:21 -0500
    As a resident of a sanctuary city (New Haven) I know how important such status is to immigrant families. Now more than ever, our neighbors and friends need to be reassured that we will stand by them and protect their rights.
  • Gina Roussos
    signed via 2016-12-07 12:36:30 -0500
  • Steven Palma
    signed 2016-12-07 12:35:53 -0500
  • Megan Joiner
    signed via 2016-12-07 12:34:54 -0500
  • Sarah Strong
    signed via 2016-12-07 12:27:13 -0500
  • Margot Gotterer
    signed 2016-12-07 10:57:29 -0500
  • Dan Fischer
    signed 2016-12-07 10:31:21 -0500
  • Luke Morris
    signed 2016-12-07 09:59:09 -0500
  • Karen Grossi
    signed 2016-12-07 09:47:23 -0500
  • Kate Rivera
    signed 2016-12-07 09:47:06 -0500
  • Faith Fennelly
    signed 2016-12-07 09:28:49 -0500
  • Daniel Kwet
    signed 2016-12-07 09:26:43 -0500
    As a teacher in Bridgeport, I could see noticeable fear after the election. We need to support all immigrants!
  • Daniel Vieira
    signed 2016-12-07 09:16:25 -0500
  • Mike Merli
    signed 2016-12-07 07:53:15 -0500
  • Claude Young
    signed 2016-12-07 02:59:43 -0500
  • Michael Flatto
    signed 2016-12-07 00:17:43 -0500
  • Jay DeGregorio
    signed 2016-12-06 23:57:46 -0500
  • Gage Frank
    signed 2016-12-06 23:41:02 -0500
  • Stephanie Ubiergo
    signed via 2016-12-06 22:36:04 -0500
  • Sharmeen Jaffry
    signed 2016-12-06 22:28:31 -0500
  • Luis Macancela
    signed 2016-12-06 21:35:53 -0500
  • Wendy Cardenas
    signed 2016-12-06 21:29:36 -0500
    Wendy Cardenas
  • Jessica Pinto
    signed 2016-12-06 21:04:16 -0500
  • Andrea Serrano
    signed via 2016-12-06 20:54:20 -0500
    Sanctuary cities NOW!
  • Jordy Padilla
    signed 2016-12-06 20:46:20 -0500
    Good luck!
  • Mirna Gonzalez
    signed 2016-12-06 20:27:12 -0500

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