When: Thursday, February 16; 9:30 a.m.
Where: On the steps of San Francisco City Hall (Polk Street side) for a Rally and Press Conference, followed by the Budget and Finance Committee Meeting of the Board of Supervisors
Why: Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer will introduce legislation to provide attorneys to defend San Franciscans locked in immigration detention centers. Show up to provide support and speak at public comment!
- 70% of SF’s immigrant detainees are unrepresented by lawyers. More than half lived in San Francisco for more than a decade, many with citizen children
- No other area of U.S. law allows us to lock people up and make them fight against trained government lawyers without assistance of an attorney
- Detained immigrants with attorneys are 7x more likely to win than those defending themselves