Please join me on April 5, 2018 from 7-8:30am at the Asian Pacific Cultural Center, 4851 South Tacoma Way for the Immigrant Deportation Defense Fund Kick-Off!
In response to growing community concerns, the City Council established a Deportation Defense Fund to assist detainees in the Northwest Detention Center in obtaining legal counsel to represent them at deportation hearings.
The City Council contributed $50,000 to establish this fund, and set it up so that the community could donate as well. So far an additional $2,000 was raised. My hope is this kickoff will raise awareness of this fund and encourage the public to contribute.
Community members can contribute online by sending a check to the City of Tacoma Treasurer’s Office (747 Market St., Room 246, Tacoma, WA 98402) with the subject line “Deportation Defense Fund” or by submitting a donation online at payment.cityoftacoma.org