Fearing ICE raids, San Jose father tells children: ‘Be prepared to be alone’

Fearing ICE raids, San Jose father tells children: ‘Be prepared to be alone’

For as long as the Perez children can remember, their father has told them, “Be prepared to be alone.”

Federal immigration agents could come in the middle of the night, Ernesto Perez told his four children, “and take us away.”

When they were little, it was the stuff of nightmares for Cristina, 17, Angela, 22, and their brother, Max, 23, who were born in Mexico, as well as Edith, 21, who was born in the U.S. and feared she would be left behind. But now, with rumors swirling around the Bay Area that federal immigration raids could be imminent and anti-immigrant political rhetoric escalating, worries that their family could be torn apart seem tangibly real.

San Jose Officials Offer Resources With Looming Threat Of ICE Raids

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — San Jose city officials and community leaders came together Wednesday at City Hall to emphasize their support for the immigrant community in Santa Clara County in response to recent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid threats.

Zulma Maciel, director of the city’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, discussed resources available to undocumented immigrants in the area in light of rumors of widespread immigration raids planned across Northern California.

San Jose Police Leaders Meet With Community to Discuss Spike in Officer-Involved Shootings

San Jose police and community members went face to face Monday night in search of a solution to a spike in officer-involved shootings in the city.

San Jose has had eight such incidents so far in 2017, and families of those lost in the shootings aired their concerns to the police Chief Eddie Garcia and the city's new police auditor, Aaron Zisser.

Churches and the group People Acting in Community Together, or PACT, brought hundreds of people together ...

Gilroy residents encourage city council to take action in support of DACA recipients

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The group, organized by People Acting in Community Together, or PACT, wants the council to pass a resolution that limits the city's cooperation with ICE and gives peace of mind to the immigrant community.

San Jose mock ICE raid prepares undocumented immigrants

SAN JOSE (KRON) — South Bay Labor and other activists answered the questions from undocumented immigrants “what do I do then ICE or immigration and customs enforcement agents come to my door or workplace?” during a mock raid Friday.

Flyers encouraging people to protect the community by reporting ice activity could be seen at San Jose Labor Hall and all over town.

Bay Area activists mark Holy Thursday tradition by washing feet of immigrants at ICE office

MORGAN HILL — In a modern political twist to an ancient Roman Catholic tradition observed annually during Holy Week, interfaith leaders from throughout the South Bay on Thursday washed the feet of immigrants — among them a Pakistani Muslim and an Irishman — outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office.

The ritual was a deeply personal experience for many of the 12 participants, including a Native American girl,  who said they’ve felt targeted because of their ethnic backgrounds, religion, immigration status and sexual preference in recent months.

San Jose: Muslims, immigrant-rights activists condemn Egypt attacks

SAN JOSE — In Palm Sunday demonstrations of support for immigrant rights, South Bay religious activists declared sympathy and support for Egyptian Coptic Christians victimized by the Islamic State’s bombings — and support for American Muslims who now fear more repercussions on themselves.