Press release from CIMA-Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Acción:
State your solidarity with immigrant and refugee communities by committing in visible ways!
Introducing the #MakeAshevilleSafe campaign by CIMA-Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Acción.
We believe that in this political moment, we must all rise up against violence brought into our community. Citizens of Asheville must protect one another by keeping families together and providing protection from unjust immigration enforcement. Currently we are facing an administration that is determined to crack communities through unconstitutional policies and fear mongering, both on the regional and national level!
Take a step towards allyship by committing to #MakeAshevilleSafe and signing your business onto CIMA’s initiative, by doing so you are pledging to:
- Not allow law enforcement or Immigration Customs Enforcement Agents (ICE) into your business for the sole purpose of checking the immigration status of anyone inside.
- Stand in solidarity with refugee and immigrant communities and publicly oppose raids and deportations by posting a DEPORTATION FREE ZONE sticker.
- Not stand for anti-immigrant rhetoric within your business, proposed North Carolina legislation, and throughout the city of Asheville.
To sign up, click here.