In a powerful feature story this week, the New York Times recounts in vivid detail how ICE agents stormed into Southeastern Provision, a meat-processing plant in Bean Station, TN on April 5th and arrested 97 workers. It had been more than a decade since our country had experienced a raid of this size.
Read and Share: "ICE Came for a Tennessee Town's Immigrants. The Town Fought Back."
When a raid of this scale happens in our communities, it’s like a bomb goes off. Our team was in Morristown the day of the raid, and for the weeks that followed. As the tragedy and chaos unfolded it was a painful reminder of why our government stopped using this egregious enforcement tactic of mass worksite raids a decade before.
Just weeks after the Morristown raid, the Tennessee legislature is considering a bill to scale up deportations in Tennessee. We need you to take action to stop HB2315 tonight.
mmigrant communities are under siege in the era of Trump and mass deportations. It's critical that we stand together to defend our communities and our values. Today we need you to take TWO actions to stop deportations - it will take just a few minutes!
We need you to take action before 10:00am! Can you take one minute to send a message to members of the State Government Committee and urge them to vote no on two extreme anti-immigrant bills?