Iowa: Here To Stay! / ¡Estamos Aqui Para Quedarnos !

Friday, March 3rd, from 3pm-4:30pm on the Pentacrest / Viernes 3 de marzo, de 3pm a 4:30pm en el Pentacrest

Organized by CWJ, CCI, and IASE.
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This will be a rally supporting immigrant rights throughout our community: in the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, and all over Iowa.

We will be meeting on the Pentacrest because the University of Iowa President, Bruce Harreld, has remained silent on various student issues, including immigration. We demand him to speak out against the horrible bills in Iowa that would devastate our home state.

Este será un rally de apoyo a los derechos de los inmigrantes en toda nuestra comunidad: en la Universidad de Iowa, en Iowa City, y en todo Iowa.

Nos reuniremos en el Pentacrest porque el presidente de la Universidad de Iowa, Bruce Harreld, ha permanecido en silencio sobre diversos temas estudiantiles, incluyendo la inmigración. Le exigimos que hable en contra de las horribles leyes en Iowa que devastarán nuestro estado .

Specifically, HF265 would force the university, and any public employer, to divulge the immigration statuses of their students or workers.

We cannot allow these draconian laws to take hold; we need Bruce Harreld to protect his students, and we need all of Iowa to stand together against tyrannical law.

***Speakers***

Mazahir Salih – President of the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa:: Centro de Justicia Laboral

Natalia Espina – One of the founding members of the Eastern Iowa Bond Project: http://www.communitybondproject.org/

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Current Iowa legislation targeting immigrants: HF265 (formerly HSB67) and the E-Verify bill, SF172: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2017/02/22/bill-targeting-undocumented-workers-advances-iowa-senate/98262150/

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Iowa Action and Student Engagement Statement:

People’s civil rights in this country are in immediate danger, and have been for a long time.

After months of Islamophobic rhetoric, the President enacted an executive order, calling for the U.S. to ban immigrants from many Muslim-majority countries. This goes against everything this country stands for; and when it comes to immigrants in this country, undocumented or not, the narrative is similar; the President’s administration has made deportation a prominent part of their platform, and now they’re acting on it.

We ask you, the people of Iowa, to come together to rally against these unconstitutional policies due to the destruction they will reap on the lives of our friends and neighbors.

Every person deserves to live without being in a constant state of fear; all immigrants in Iowa deserve to stay.