Monday, June 1, 2009

FIRE Raids ICE Management Meeting, Delivers Notice of Deportation

FIRE Raids ICE Management Meeting, Delivers Notice of Deportation
of ICE from Flagstaff

Flagstaff. AZ -- At approximately 10AM on Thursday December 4th,
Flagstaff Immigrant Rights Enforcement (FIRE) confronted
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a daring raid, serving
a notice of deportation to ICE representatives at an ICE Management
meeting. FIRE agents pinpointed the location of the ICE management
meeting at the Flagstaff Radisson Hotel in the Kaibab Meeting Room
and staged the raid. FIRE agent Del Fuego read the notice of
deportation to more than 15 ICE associated criminals, some of whom
appeared to possibly be illegal immigrants themselves, as they were
not Indigenous People. Agent Del Fuego called for the immediate
withdrawal of ICE from the Flagstaff community and notified ICE of
the cease and desist order for all future raids.

FIRE will continue supporting and enforcing immigrant rights where
they are violated with the exception of established immigrant
"settlers" or "colonizers" who have been benefitting from the
exploitation of Indigenous People's lands. In addition, locations
believed to be harboring ICE criminals, associates, and illegal
settlers on indigenous lands can expect future FIRE raids. FIRE has
credible intelligence that ICE absconders use condominiums, country
clubs, law enforcement facilities, steakhouses, stretch limousines,
luxury hotels, beach resorts, ski resorts, martini bars,
intelligence facilities, etc., as bases of operation. These
settlers will be brought to justice. No human is illegal.


Notice served on this, the 4th day of December, 2008 by Flagstaff
Immigrant Rights Enforcement (FIRE) for the immediate deportation
from the Flagstaff area of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE) officers and officials.

FIRE charges ICE with the following activities deemed criminal and
in violation of human rights. These activities include but are not
limited to:

◆ Terrorizing entire communities resulting in the destruction of
over 34,000 families within the last year alone, including most
recently, 16 persons within the immediate Flagstaff area.
◆ Causing fear that has extended into the hearts of our community's
children, who, due to your presence, live in constant trauma of
returning to an empty home.
◆ Taking no meaningful measures to ensure the well-being of those
impacted by family members' deportation.
◆ Perpetuating institutionalized racism and practicing racial
◆ Aiding and abetting border militarization on both sides of the US-
Mexico border.
◆ Creating and upholding the myth of "illegal human beings".
◆ Enforcing and benefitting from a global economic system that
criminalizes labor and creates deathly low wages.
◆ Enforcing immigration policies on borders drawn on indigenous
◆ Misappropriation of taxpayer funds for aforementioned terrorist
activity while education, health care, and housing services

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About FIRE - Flagstaff Immigrant Rights Enforcement is established
to take direct action in solidarity with communities impacted by
ICE raids. We do not represent anyone or any groups other than
ourselves and our actions. FIRE is an independent agency and can be
made up of anyone fighting for human rights and the abolition of

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