Los Angeles Community Keeps ICE from Conducting Business as Usual


***On Behalf of the Los Angeles Raids Rapid Response Network*** 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 323-406-3270, gabriella@thelafed.org
Jorge-Mario Cabrera, (562) 243-5559, jmcabrera@chirla.org

More than 50 community members rally outside 7-Eleven store in Koreatown denouncing ICE enforcement tactics.

Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles Raids Rapid Response Network (RRRN) announced today it had successfully kept Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents away from a scheduled visit to a 7-Eleven store located in a heavily immigrant community in Koreatown.

More than 50 community advocates representing immigrant, civil, and human rights organizations, immigration attorneys, labor, and faith leaders monitored the parking lot at a 7-Eleven store since early morning, and they were prepared to rally and denounce any ICE actions in places of business where immigrants congregate. Near the 10 a.m. hour, ICE decided not to show up.

The Raids Rapid Response Network learned that ICE had communicated with the store’s owner and told her they would not be visiting the location today.

The Raids Rapid Response Network held an impromptu press conference outside the store to celebrate the news and committed to keep coming back to stop ICE from scaring our community and disrupting local business.

Families impacted by ICE raids who need referrals and services may call the Raids Rapid Response Network hotline at (888) 624-4752.