San Francisco Berniecrats Resolution to Abolish ICE

Whereas, the San Francisco Berniecrats support comprehensive, humane immigration reform and a path towards citizenship, including changes in local legislation to encourage non-citizen integration in the political process through measures such as Proposition N (2016).

Whereas, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has operationalized and institutionalized mass deportations in the post-September 11 era, incorrectly treating undocumented immigration as an issue of national security without considering the accompanying civil rights, dignity, labor rights, and circumstances of immigrants, many of whom have been perilously affected by imperialistic U.S. foreign policy and trade policy.

Whereas, ICE’s oppressive, militaristic mission has recklessly endangered the lives of families and individuals in our communities over various presidential administrations, most recently culminating in the separation of families and the especially inhumane treatment of children.

Therefore be it resolved that the San Francisco Berniecrats call for the defunding and dismantlement of ICE’s interior civil detention and deportation functions.

Further resolved that the San Francisco Berniecrats call for the City and County of San Francisco to immediately suspend all support and assistance to ICE or affiliated agencies, including the suspension of all police and City department actions against ICE protesters.

Further resolved that the San Francisco Berniecrats call for a transition to a humane immigration system that treats all immigrants with respect and equality, including equality with respect to civil rights, labor rights, and economic justice.

Further resolved that the San Francisco Berniecrats urge Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, and Sen. Kamala Harris to join our call for the defunding and dissolution of ICE.