Attention to all,
Today, October 22, 17 homes were raided by ICE and the DHS in San
Francisco. There was 10 raids in the Tenderloin, 6 in Bayview and
1 in the Mission district. The number of people detained is yet unknown.
This seems to be large scale operation by ICE.
We cannot let this harassment and persecution of undocumented workers
happen with out a response. We are calling for an EMERGENCY PROTEST
at the ICE offices tomorrow. Let's show ICE that we will not let this
happen in a Sanctuary City.
What: EMERGENCY PICKET
Where: ICE Office, 630 Sansome Street, SF
When: Thursday, Oct. 23rd at 4:30 PM
STOP THE RAIDS NOW!
Movement for unconditional Amnesty
sfamnistia at (gmail)
I just finished the STOP the Raids Now meeting and I am fired up!
There were 17 raids, in some places tear gas was used. They
claimed to be looking for gang members from the infamous El Salvadorian
gang MS-13 they say. This is the same excuse that ICE uses to
deport migrant sex workers and steal the assets of owners of massage
incalls, calling it a trafficking ring.
We need to show solidarity with this community and talk about the
raids and rescues and migrant sex work. We need to outreach
to those affected by deportation. There are plenty of sex workers
and clients inthis community too, but they cannot come out as they're
double illegal and also shamed. Looking for gang members and
looking for traffickign victims is all an excuse to keep a migrant
population, repressed and enslaved.
WORK IS NOT TRAFFICKING!
NO RAIDS-NO RESCUES
DECRIMINALIZE MIGRANT SEX WORK, YES ON K!
Everyone attending that action is painting their face in Dia
de los Muertos skull fashion. We will be putas muertas (dead
sex workers) that symbolize violence, etc.
FYI-if you don't get deported, your profits are stolen by the government.
Notice how no mention of trafficking, abuse or deportation is
in this article..
SANTA ANA, Calif. (CNS) -- A West Covina woman who ran a string of
brothels under the guise of acupuncture clinics, spas, tanning salons
and massage parlors was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison.
Jong Ock Mao, 50, pleaded guilty in August to two felony counts of
conspiring to use interstate commerce to promote prostitution and
using the proceeds from six brothels in Southern California and Dallas
to buy real estate.
As part of her plea deal with prosecutors, Mao -- who is also known
as "June"-- agreed to forfeit more than $10 million in property
and assets derived from the prostitution scheme, according to the
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Robert Schoch, special agent in charge for the ICE office of investigations
in Los Angeles, said that the case "led to the breakup of one
of the most lucrative prostitution schemes ever uncovered in Southern