Friday, June 2, 2017

Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights asking for public awareness regarding ICE.

According to a May 30 post, WICIR (Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition For Immigrant Rights) is asking the public to be aware of increased ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) activity. WICIR is requesting that if you see ICE agents in community, to contact WICIR at the Urgent Response line at 734-355-2705.

 WICIR stated there are those who wish to film ICE agents in order to hold them accountable for actions, but WICIR is asking that people filming should keep some important things in mind while recording ICE. According to WICIR, "If you are not at risk for deportation yourself, and you choose film immigration officers, whether or not they are in the process of a raid, or an arrest, please keep in mind that videos of non-citizens interacting with ICE  agents could potentially be used against them." Further, WICIR informed people to be cautious if planning to share videos. This is to avoid accidentally placing individuals at risk. WICIR strongly advises that if individuals are unclear as far as the contents of a video, they should consult with an immigration lawyer before posting the video publicly.

Jeff Brown
Editor / Publisher
Purple Walrus Press.

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