ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) officers began carrying out raids in Hudson, NY sometime late this morning and are currently still conducting operations in the area. They have already detained a family member of an organizer with the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement, and were last rumored to be headed to Wal-Mart to conduct further raids.
This is the time for immediate, concrete, and escalated solidarity action in support of our allies and community members who may be targets of these raids.
Columbia County Sanctuary Movement organizers are asking for anyone able to engage in direct actions aimed at disrupting or protesting these raids and/or contribute to a legal defense fund for those affected contact them IMMEDIATELY by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.Update: At approximately 3:50 p.m., Mayor Tiffany Martin Hamilton posted the following comment, relating to the above notice, on Facebook:
I confirmed with HPD that they were contacted late this morning by ICE. ICE was in Hudson to detain an individual who had returned to the United States after prior deportation due to a conviction. HPD has in no way been engaged, and we are not aware of any additional activity.Update: See account of what transpired in the Register-Star: "ICE detains man in Hudson."