PUBLIC HEALTH WORKERS WILL NOT BE SILENT
NO DEPORTATIONS, NO DETENTIONS, NO BORDERS
Tuesday, November 5 at 10 AM in Philadelphia
March from the Convention Center to ICE Headquarters
Start at Cherry and 11th St., March to 114 N. 8 St.
We are outraged!! Millions are outraged!!! Immigrant children imprisoned, families separated, deaths in detention. Why? Because millions in Central America and elsewhere are living in poverty, displaced by climate disasters, and beset by government tolerated or instigated violence, most of which is caused by the US and other “advanced” nations.
And it keeps getting worse. Trump wants to demand that all migrants seek asylum in the first country they cross and that only those who are self-supporting be admitted. Fewer than ever asylum applications are being granted – only 38.2% in 2017. New Sanctuary in New York City reports only one successful case in the last 20 applicants who appeared without lawyers.
- Now there are over 200 immigrant prisons, 60% of which are private
- Over 42,000 people in custody each day on average in 2018
- At least 2654 children separated from their parents before June, 2018
- As of June 2019, over 2000 children without parents in ICE custody each week
- 24 immigrants have died in custody since Trump took office through June 2019, including seven children
As we gather here in Philadelphia to consider how to better the public’s health, we must not allow ICE to lurk unnoticed just a few blocks away. This attack on immigrants is an aspect of growing fascism, which includes racist police killings, mass incarceration, attacks on unions, growing homelessness and inequality, deteriorating schools and health facilities, and the ever increasing threat of war and climate change.
We must fight back on all fronts by building multiracial unity between professionals, students, workers and soldiers, in the US and everywhere.