Congresswoman Barbara Lee Responds to ICE Raids Controversy
Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Ninth Congressional District of California
For Immediate Release
May 6, 2008
Ricci Graham (510) 763-0370
Barbara Lee Responds to ICE Raids Controversy
"I am deeply troubled and concerned about the tactics employed by ICE. Conducting an operation of this nature in
"Although ICE officials assured my district office that they did not physically enter public school property, the presence of the ICE van near or parked in front of the
"In an effort to address the controversial tactics that have been used by ICE, my district office has been in contact with them to convey my concerns. I will be working with my colleagues to oppose the use of this troubling approach, and I am personally committed to reviewing any ICE policies that may create a culture of fear and intimidation, especially near a school or place of worship.
"To conduct such an operation near or around a public school campus is a violation of the sanctity of the education process, and is intentionally meant to intimidate those who live in the community. I do not support these intimidation policies and I am planning a district outreach event in the future to hear directly from my constituents about their experiences with agency officials."
Deputy District Director
Office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee
9th Congressional District
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