Newark, NJ: End Immigration Searches on Amtrak & Greyhound
Please join Pax Christi NJ, AFSC Immigrants Rights Program, IRATE & First Friends and over a dozen other religious and civic organizations on Friday April 10th from 1-3 pm for a prayer service in solidarity with immigrants & protest of Amtrak and Greyhound?s cooperation with DHS.
We will gather at the park outside of Newark Penn Station at the corner of Market St. and Raymond Plaza West.
[see also 5/30/06 article,
Greyhound bus sweeps for illegal immigrants]
Amtrak has agreed to cooperate with border inspections on a random basis within 75 miles of the border. Despite concerns raised by community leaders that the agents conducting the inspections may be engaging in racial profiling and that the searches generally violate certain constitution rights of its passengers, Amtrak & Greyhound continue to willingly cooperate with DHS.
Both Greyhound and Amtrak have refused to meet with civil and human rights advocates about this issue.
Ironically, just last month, Amtrak announced its new ad campaign entitled ?My Track to Success? featuring testimonials from African American and Hispanic business and community leaders in a targeted outreach to multi-cultural consumers. Lillian Rodriguez Lopez - President, Hispanic Federation, whose organization advocates for fair and comprehensive immigration reform including a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and offers immigration assistance, is a participant in the ad campaign.
AFSC ? Immigrants Rights Program, Amnesty International, Detention Watch Network, Casa de Esperanza, Families For Freedom, First Friends Middlesex County, Haiti Solidarity Network of the Northeast, Interfaith Coalition for The Rights of Immigration Detainees and their Families, IRATE & First Friends, The Lutheran Office of Governmental Affairs, NJ Association on Corrections, NJ Forum For Human Rights, NJ Immigration Policy Network, N.Y. Immigration Coalition, Pax Christi NJ, Rights Working Group, St. Joseph?s Social Center, Sisters of St. Joseph ESL, Wind of the Spirit
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