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Sheridan to Norcor: A journey to end detention & deportation


#LetOurPeopleGo #UnshackleOregon #NoM105 
Join us for a week of solidarity, marching, caravanning, and events as rural Oregonians, members of faith communities, immigrants and long-time residents of our state will march together from Sheridan Federal Prison (FCI Sheridan) to the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR) in The Dalles. Both FCI Sheridan and NORCOR--a regional jail--hold contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), renting beds to ICE in order to lock up immigrants and refugees seeking asylum.

We invite you to join us on a 7-day march to demand an end to the 2 ICE contracts in Oregon and to call for dismantling all systems of detention and deportation. Join us all week or for a day! Click the "Tickets" link (above) to register!

*We demand*
* The release of all migrants from incarceration
* An end to the ICE contract at FCI Sheridan
* An end to the ICE contract at NORCOR

*We call on our neighbors to*
* Vote no on Measure 105 in order to protect Oregon's "sanctuary" law that prevents local resources (like law enforcement) from being used to detain immigrants and refugees living in Oregon.

*Our vision is*
* A welcoming community, with the repeal of all laws that make migration a crime and the dismantling of systems of detention and deportation.


Our work to get ICE out of Oregon is gaining steam. Rural Oregonians have successfully organized in Josephine County and the City of Springfield for an end to their jails' ICE contracts. The administrator of NORCOR who expanded the 4-county contract with ICE just submitted his letter of resignation. We have shown up for rallies, called upon our police departments to stop working with ICE, and organized rapid response teams to show up at courthouses. People of faith and goodwill have celebrated the release of some of the asylum-seekers in Sheridan. And we've won.

We now demand that FCI Sheridan and NORCOR end their ICE contracts. We call upon our neighbors to vote no on Measure 105 to defend Oregon’s 30-year-old sanctuary law. We call upon the Trump administration and Congress to end the brutal attack on immigrants and refugees and to repeal all laws that criminalize migration, put people in cages, and separate families every day.

Join us for the entire journey, or for a day or an evening. Every day we will walk or caravan and hold community gatherings or public events in the evening. Large events will take place in Sheridan, Portland and The Dalles. Each night we will set up camp in communities along the way (with alternative accommodations as available).
If you would like to join us for all or part of the journey from Sheridan to NORCOR, fill out an application ("Ticket" link above).

If you or your group or congregation would like to support the march by providing food, housing, transportation, or other volunteer support, or would like to contribute funds, please contact gracet@rop.org

 

Earlier Event: September 30
Legal and Resource Fair
Later Event: October 9
IMIrJ PDX area Monthly Gathering