, ,   Workers Defense Action Fund

Austin is home to many immigrant families. Since the 2016 election, we have seen heightened immigration enforcement efforts here in Austin and across the country. Within the Workers Defense community, we have members who are now in deportation proceedings because of an ICE raid at their worksite or because they were stopped for a simple traffic citation and then held in jail on an ICE hold. Because of the passage of SB4, almost every undocumented person who is placed under arrest, no matter how minor the charge, now faces deportation and separation from their family. Do you support efforts to reduce arrests for nonviolent misdemeanor offenses?