The Queens Tribune and other publications wrote about Senator Peralta’s creation of Sanctuary District 13.
This is part of the article by the Tribune: Peralta Shields Immigrant Communities With “Sanctuary District 13”
In the wake of recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids, state Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) held an immigration forum at PS 19 on Wednesday night, where he announced “Sanctuary District 13,” a program to protect immigrants in his district.
As part of the effort, the Independent Democratic Conference – in partnership with the New York Immigration Coalition, the Vera Institute for Justice, the Black Institute, CAMBA Legal Services and the Central American Legal Assistance – set up the Immigrant Defense Coalition, which will provide legal services and resources to immigrants and their families. The coalition includes an emergency hotline (1-800-213-6385), that was created for individuals to call for assistance with any immigration questions. In addition, further services will be provided through partnerships with immigration non-profits Chhaya Community Development and the Integration and Advancement of New Americans.
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