SACRAMENTO FUEL NETWORK'S STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO RECENT ICE THREATS
The Sacramento Family Unity, Education, and Legal (FUEL) Network for Immigrants stands firmly against the administration's threats and it's attempts to intimidate our immigrant community. We want to take this opportunity to offer a reminder about the services and resources available to Sacramento residents.
We have a 24/7 hotline run by Sacramento ACT to report immigration enforcement activities in Sacramento, Yolo, and Placer counties. Individuals should call (916) 245-6773 if they are either (1) witnessing active ICE enforcement or (2) seeking emergency legal services for someone who was apprehended by ICE within the last 12 hours. For all other inquiries, such as requests for information or non-emergency legal services, individuals can call the general FUEL phone number: 916-329-8669.
It is important to remember that the United States Constitution guarantees certain rights for everyone, regardless of immigration status. These rights include the right to remain silent and not answer questions from the police or immigration authorities, the right to deny law enforcement from entering one's home without permission or a valid warrant, and the right to speak with an attorney if detained by the police or immigration authorities. Community members should seek a consultation with an immigration attorney to discuss their specific immigration situation and any options or issues they should be aware of, especially if they have a prior deportation order or other previous contact with immigration authorities. Please email email@example.com or visit www.sacfuelnetwork.org for a list of trusted FUEL Network non-profit organizations that offer free "Know Your Rights" presentations and immigration legal consultations.
The FUEL Network, in partnership with the City of Sacramento, is committed to protecting immigrant families. By understanding our legal rights, utilizing our local resources and services, and standing together as a community in support of immigrants, we can respond to ICE's intimidation tactics with power, not panic.
Thank you for your continued efforts to keep our immigrant community informed and safe.
The FUEL Team