Where: Corner of Main St. and Buchanan Boulevard, Durham, NC

When: Friday, February 15th at 5:00 to 6:00pm

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) conducted a statewide dragnet last week, arresting more than 200 immigrants. These operations included sweeps in Durham and Wake counties, where ICE officers wore uniforms identifying them only as “POLICE.” Children came home to find parents had been taken away, and fear has spread in the immigrant community. Hard-working immigrants do vital work without which our state economy would collapse, and yet are being treated as undesirables subject to arbitrary terrorizing raids. The regional ICE director describes these deportation operations as the “new normal,” promising more “large arrests in local neighborhoods and at work sites.”

Come show your opposition to mass deportations and support for our immigrant neighbors this Friday, February 15 from 5-6 pm at a protest vigil on the corner of Main and Buchanan Streets in Durham.

For more information, contact Hope Shand (hope.shand@gmail.com),Orin Starn(ostarn@duke.edu) or Charles Thompson (cdthompson@duke.edu)