On Tuesday, Feb. 7, Arvin residents, clergy, and community leaders will hold a press in front of the Arvin City Hall at 5:30 p.m. to ask city leaders to make Arvin a sanctuary city.

Declaring Arvin a sanctuary city will not only help limit the collaboration between local law enforcement and ICE (Immigrations Customs Enforcement), but it will also send a strong message to the people of Arvin that lets them know that they are welcome.
Recently, Arvin City Council voted down a motion that would declare Arvin a sanctuary city, and opted for drafting a weaker resolution that would provide some protection.
“We need to push more strongly for sanctuary by asking for them to pass a stronger ordinance,” says Josth Stenner of Faith in the Valley Kern County. “The policy the council voted on isn’t strong enough, because it’s a resolution, and Arvin needs an ordinance which essentially has more teeth, it’s more legally binding.”
After the press conference the group will address the Arvin City Council at 6 p.m. during the regularly scheduled meeting.
When: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Arvin City Hall, 200 Campus Dr., Arvin, CA

Who: Faith in The Valley Kern County, Dolores Huerta Foundation, UFW Foundation, The Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment, Building Healthy Communities South Kern, residents, students, clergy




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