In Santa Clara County we have the strongest policy in the country that says local law enforcement cannot cooperate with ICE. Yet, everyday our neighbors still fear ICE will show up to our door or workplace. San José resident Raquel came face to face with this reality when ICE showed up to her home pretending to be probation officers. Because she had community support, she felt empowered to resist and endure the 4 hours to deny ICE from entering her home and taking her brother. When individuals feel supported they can stand up to anything, even ICE!
Listen to Raquel tell the story of that life changing encounter.
For information on what to do in the First 24 hours of a loved one being detained in Northern California: TheFirst24.org/Immigration