January 18, 2018

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Statement on Planned Raids in Northern California

Oakland, CA Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement following reports of planned massive immigration raids by Immigration and Custom Enforcement in sanctuary cities throughout Northern California:

“The deportation of hard-working immigrant families is yet another cruel and cold-hearted attack on communities of color by the Trump Administration. In the East Bay, we are still experiencing the devastating impacts from the wrongful deportation of Maria & Eusebio Sanchez, who were needlessly targeted and forced to leave the community they have called home for more than twenty years.

“We must safeguard our diverse East Bay community and resist any effort to tear families apart. I remain committed to fighting any effort to betray our core American values and will continue working with my constituents to provide sanctuary to immigrant communities in need.”