THE ACLU AND TENAC ASKS YOU TO HELP FREE JAI SHANKAR, VICTIM OF RACIAL PROFILING AND DISCRIMINATORY IMMIGRATION LAWS!

Below is the latest American Civil Liberties (ACLU) e-newsletter. It justly decries the inhumane and discriminatory treatment committed against TENAC's own Jai Shankar, one of our finest volunteers, who has been the victim of racial profiling and unjust immigration laws. Jai is an emblem of all immigrants -- from Latinos and Asians to Indians and others -- who face possible deportation due to unjust laws and the fringe, hardened, mean-spirited politics that created them.  In keeping with the spirit that unjust laws must be eradicated - - like slavery and segregation - - his case helped spur the District of Columbia to be the first jurisdiction in the country to refuse participation in the federal "Secure Communities" program. The program asks local police to report immigration illegals to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), though they have worked and paid taxes here for years, are law abiding and contributing members to the local community, are fine candidates for citizenship, and no matter what harm it does to immigrants, their families and the communities they serve. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY or click the following link to the ACLU December 2011 newsletter, http://aclu-nca.org/news/mayor-dc-council-take-bold-steps-to-secure-dcs-immigrant-community   We kindly ask you to contribute to the legal defense fund established for Jai. You can send any contribution, great or small, to: TENAC, P.O. Box 7237, Washington, D.C. 20036. Please earmark it for the Jai Shankar Defense Fund. You can also contribute electronically, through Paypal on our website, http://www.tenac.org. We have no earmark spot on Paypal, so we ask that you "earmark" it for Jai in the only optional blank field available, Address Line 2.

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