SANCTUARY FOR ALL
With ICE raids and the Trump administration’s unchanged xenophobic stances, immigrants and refugees around the U.S. feel more at risk than ever. That makes the May 11, 2017 Louisville Metro Council meeting all the more vital as they’ll be bringing up the issue of Sanctuary City status.
Indivisible Kentucky encourages everyone to attend this meeting to show support for the immigrant and refugee community, and to send a message that Louisville welcomes all.
Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Louisville City Hall, 601 W. Jefferson Street Louisville, KY 40202 in Council Chambers
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It’s not enough that Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer supports protection for the immigrant and refugee community; Louisville needs to join the ranks of other cities in becoming a Sanctuary City. Such a proclamation demonstrates the city will not cooperate with the Trump administration’s mass raids and deportations.
Sanctuary City status doesn’t just offer an added layer of protection for at-risk families; it reduces crime and promotes cooperation with local law enforcement. When undocumented immigrants know they can report crime without fear of being handed over to an ICE agent, they are more likely to say something when they see something.
While we push for policy we need to show up to demonstrate there is support in the community for sanctuary. To send a message to the Metro Council that we support immigrant, refugees and making Louisville a Sanctuary City, we encourage you to attend the meeting and bring signs that say “Yes to Sanctuary” and “Compassion = Sanctuary” to hold up during discussion.