New Sanctuary Network | Tulsa

Supporting Persons Without Documents and Fighting Wholesale Deportation

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“GET ON THE GROUND!”: POLICING, POVERTY, AND RACIAL INEQUALITY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA - human rights watch

“The law and its enforcement engendered fear among immigrant Latino Tulsans, causing an erosion of trust in police and leading people to avoid reporting crimes to police.

In the ensuing years, national authorities, first under President Obama and more drastically under President Trump, have increased enforcement of federal laws against undocumented people and increased deportations. This aggressive federal action, often in conjunction with local law enforcement, has enhanced fear and harmed the relationship between Tulsa’s Latino residents and the police.”

 
Photo Courtesy of THE TULSA VOICE

Photo Courtesy of THE TULSA VOICE

 

A SOFT PLACE TO LAND - THE TULSA VOICE - AUG 2018

“Thanks to a sponsorship program NSN launched this summer, José was rescued from detention and has spent the last six weeks being fed, clothed, and loved in the Tulsa home of a retired kindergarten teacher who happens to be a regular protestor at the jail.”

Photo Courtesy of THE TULSA VOICE

Photo Courtesy of THE TULSA VOICE

ONE HUMAN FAMILY - THE TULSA VOICE - JAN 2018

“Each Thursday, outside downtown’s David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center, 15–20 people gather to read the names of those inside detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). These protests are part of New Sanctuary Network Tulsa’s four-part resistance to the deportation of persons without documents regardless of offense.”

 
Photo Courtesy of TULSA WORLD

Photo Courtesy of TULSA WORLD

'Playing with people's lives': Tulsa activists voice disappointment in Trump's handling of immigration enforcement sweep - TULSA WORLD - JUN 2019

“Allegro said she was disappointed in the president’s rhetoric and approach because it instilled “unnecessary” panic in the hearts of so many, especially when it leaked that ICE officials were planning on targeting about 2,000 families nationwide.”

 
Photo Courtesy of ABC 8 TULSA

Photo Courtesy of ABC 8 TULSA

 

Local advocates protest detainees held at Tulsa jail - ABC 8 TULSA - JUN 2018

“[…] there are Tulsa families that are impacted by immigration laws, and some children are in foster care, separated from their parents. But some advocates are concerned with those who have been transported in, those coming from possibly Oklahoma City or Texas, possibly even the border.”

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Tulsa County commissioners accused of misleading the public over immigration enforcement program - TULSA WORLD - MAY 2019

“Mimi Marton, director of the Tulsa Immigrant Resource Network, did not come alone. Joined by a roomful of other opponents of the county’s participation in a federal immigration enforcement program, she demanded to know why commissioners took public comments on the issue last week without first telling the roomful of speakers that the sheriff had already signed an extension of the agreement.”

 
Photo Courtesy of TULSA WORLD

Photo Courtesy of TULSA WORLD

Immigration activists say Tulsa County is deporting people who came to U.S. 'seeking a better life' - TULSA WORLD - APR 2018

“Data about immigration detention in Tulsa this year provide a ‘disturbing picture into what is happening to our vibrant immigrant community,’ University of Tulsa law professor Mimi Marton said Friday.”

 
Photo Courtesy of NEWS ON 6

Photo Courtesy of NEWS ON 6

NEW DEAL BETWEEN TULSA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND ICE - NEWS ON 6 - MAY 2019

"That policy keeps people from reporting crimes thinking that any contact with law enforcement will lead to deportation," said Rev. Chris Moore, Fellowship Congregational Church.