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Protest Jacobs renting to ICE

September 6, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Speak Out: the Jacobs are ICE’s new landlord; at Delaware North building 250 Delaware. (Meet at Trinity Church on Delaware at 4:30 and walk to immigration offices at Delaware North.)

Event Description: The Buffalo community comes together to speak out about ICE’s move to the
headquarter of the Jacobs Family’s Delaware North Company. While the wealthy check
in to the Westin Hotel, immigrants enter through the same doors and often do not
check out. The Jacobs Family are some of the most influential political and
economic forces in Western New York, donating over $600,000 to Trump and $25,000 to
Cuomo. In May we discovered that ICE had moved into the 7th floor of the new
Delaware North building, over the Westin hotel. Our community is committed in the
fight for the rights of undocumented families, and against profiteers and increased
deportation.

Delaware North received thousands of dollars to move their headquarters a few blocks
to the building they co-own with Uniland. The building received public subsidies
and money in tax breaks which are funded from the revenue of green card and
citizenship fees.

This year alone over 1000 deportations have been ordered in Batavia and Buffalo
immigration courts. Many of these cases are initially processed through the 7th
floor at Delaware North. The Jacobs family, as new landlords for ICE, are directly
profiting from the Trump Administration’s Deportation machine.

Delaware North has deliberately hidden this presence, with no exterior sign for ICE,
only a recent interior one, and locked elevators. On Wednesday, September 6th, we
intend to shed light on this recent addition to their ever-growing list of
exploitative practices, with a protest and press event outside their doors…

Organizations involved: Justice for Migrant Families WNY, UB Sanctuary Movement,
Public Accountability Initiative. Immigrant & Refugee Taskforce of the WNY Peace Center.

 

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Date:
September 6, 2017
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm