ICE-ERO (Enforcement and Removal Operations) program is not welcome in our Sanctuary Cities!

We must stand up in favor of at-risk families and their kids who are now paying the consequences of the inhuman immigration system in the US.  within the immigrant community. There is a constant fear of being targeted by ERO (Enforcement and Removal Operations), a division of the better-known agency ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement).

ERO often breaks the law and lies in order to abduct undocumented people living peaceful lives. In Oregon, ERO violates constitutional and human rights by ignoring the laws that govern us as a state. They illegally enter private property and residences without any authorization as they did with Carlos Volaños on October 8th, 2017. ERO enters courthouses and detains community members without giving them the right to testify in court. Many undocumented women do not report domestic violence or other injustices to the authorities because they are afraid of ERO and many children suffer the trauma of witnessing continued violence in their homes or communities.

It’s time to stop the ERO from harming our communities. We need to hold them accountable and make sure our people are safe.  Children are being placed for adoption, while parents are sent to federal prison or are in detention. Parents often lose custody and never get their children back. The ERO Program brings fear, and hateful agendas and continues incarcerating our people for profit.

My name is Francisco Aguirre, Executive Director of VIVA Inclusive Migrant Network, I am also a victim of the abuses of the ERO program, where my son lost his life as a result of the violent and unconstitutional actions of Immigration, better known as ERO Enforcement and Removal Operation.

I want to invite you to please join this effort by becoming a sponsor of our campaign. Why is your sponsorship important to our community?  Because with your sponsorship we can make sure we get the support we need to have safe communities in a more welcoming space, We will be able to print every educational material needed to make sure our campaign is visible to everyone in our community and learn about the hateful agenda of the ERO. Let’s work together on holding ERO Agents accountable and making sure they do their job in compliance with our law.

We aspire to help build a diverse community where migrants and refugees are welcome with full rights and responsibilities in a society of mutual respect, peace, harmony, and justice. We want to continually work to bring people together to work toward social justice, to advocate for marginalized populations, and to strive to break the cycle of oppression of migrant communities and those with fewer opportunities.
VIVA Inclusive Migrant Network does not practice violence. Our movement for social justice is based on non-violent confrontation and peaceful resistance, which are legitimate and effective ways of achieving social change and justice. More than a tactic, we embrace peace and non-violence as a way of life.

What is the ICE-ERO has to go campaign about?

We are all about holding the ERO enforcement and removal operation accountable.  

What is our ask?

1. We want to make sure that all immigration agents label their building and their vehicles.

2. That agent wear labeled uniforms all the time.
3. Stop using police insignias.
4. We are launching a leadership training where community members can graduate as Human rights promoters and be ready to start implementing the Defensa del Barrio training in our migrant communities.

5. We are providing Defensa del Barrio training (Know your rights with new and more effective ways to protect our Barrios from the ERO illegal actions.

6. We are creating Comités de defensa del barrio (Community defense committees)

With these trainings we not only going to be doing training to protect the rights of migrants, We will be uniting our different communities by forming Defensa del barrio committees that can help understand each other in their neighborhoods. We want to make sure that our communities in Oregon talk with each other and be ready to protect their barrios from hate and discrimination, but we want every Oregonian to understand who the ERO is, and how they are harming our communities. Join VIVA Inclusive Migrant Network in the fight for safer communities. Juntos Podemos lograrlo. ( together we can do this)  Are you ready?

Are you ready to take the lead with me.?

Join the Campaign and become one of our sponsors. Have a question? Call or email me!! (503) 406-7232

We are currently looking for volunteer organizers to help with this campaign.  If you or your organization want to join us, please email us for more information on how you can help.