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Community Organizations, Service Providers and Elected Officials to Hold Pro-Sanctuary Rally in Santa Fe

Santa Fe – Tomorrow (Wednesday), dozens of community organizations, service providers, and local elected officials will hold a pro-sanctuary rally to support immigrant families, workers and youth and to support Santa Fe’s status as a “sanctuary city.”

In 1999, Somos Un Pueblo Unido, along with with faith, community, labor and business allies campaigned to pass a non-discrimination resolution prohibiting the use of municipal resources towards the enforcement of federal immigration laws  Since, our members have worked with allies across the state to create a range of sanctuary policies to protect undocumented immigrants and to include our families as full members of local communities–driver’s licenses, access to college, non-discriminatory jail policies, and anti-racial profiling policies.

The City of Santa Fe is one of four local governments to enact such policies.  Santa Fe Community College, the Santa Fe Public School Board, and the Count of Santa Fe are other entities that have passed policies to integrate immigrant residents into the civic, economic, and cultural life of the community.

What: Rally to Support Santa Fe’s Sanctuary Policies
When: Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 14th
Time: 4 p.m. (MST)
Where: In front of City Hall 200 Lincoln Ave Santa Fe, NM 87507
What: Rally to support Santa Fe’s sanctuary status.

Somos Un Pueblo Unido is a statewide immigrant-led civil and worker’s rights organization with membership teams in ten counties and offices in Santa Fe and Roswell. Somos spearheaded a campaign in 2003 with law enforcement officials, victims rights agencies, and faith and civil rights groups to require qualified undocumented immigrants to apply for licenses, obtain insurance, and register their vehicles.

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