Community Gathering on the NJ Values Act: Discussing Immigration Enforcement in New Jersey

Date
Mar 16, 2022, 7:00 pm7:00 pm
Location
Betts Auditorium, Architecture Building

Details

Event Description

This event will bring together Princeton Students, Princeton community members, and members of Unidad Latina en Acción (ULA) to facilitate discussion in a community gathering around the newly introduced bill in NJ State called the NJ Values Act. The Values Act would more strictly divide the role of local and state government agencies in New Jersey from the work of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and it would bar law enforcement agencies from working with ICE without a judicial warrant from a state or federal judge, not including immigration judges. Across the country and in New Jersey, state and local law enforcement collaboration with federal immigration authorities has led to family separation, detention, and deportation. By creating space for ULA members to speak on their experiences organizing against immigration enforcement in NJ and student speakers to talk about their work at Princeton around immigration, we will build collective power for immigrant justice in NJ and beyond. This event will culminate in a call to action in support of the NJ Values Act. Food and Spanish-English interpretation will be provided.

 
Sponsor
Presented by Students for Prison Education, Abolition and Reform (SPEAR) and Unidad Latina en Acción (ULA) and co-sponsored by SPO, CAF, and PLAS