Austin groups defending locals against Trump’s immigration policies


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Several Texas groups say they plan to resist Donald Trump’s immigration policies locally in Austin.

The American Civil Liberties Union, Grassroots Leadership, the Austin Sanctuary Network and the group ICE Out of Austin held a news conference on Monday morning. They talked about plans to defend people against deportation and how local and state policies can help their cause.The immigration allies say the new Trump administration is fueled by hate and is quick to attack inherent human rights. Together they plan to build a foundation of resistance to impact policies and change.

The conference announced their plans for Deportation Defense and Sanctuary in the Streets. They also plan to put together pamphlets to hand out with phone numbers for attorneys, and other contacts immigrants could need at a moment’s notice. Eventually, training will also be offered on how to interact with police officers and agents to help them know what to say if they are questioned.

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