On March 9, 2007 at 5 am over 75 people gathered in the Canal Neighborhood of San Rafael to stand witness over the Homeland Securitys I.C.E. terrorist activities. For over a week Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have been pulling people out of their homes, cars and workplaces in the name of their mean spirited Return to Sender campaign. A seven year old child, an American citizen, was handcuffed and arrested and eventually separated from his parents. The Canal Watch vigils will continue on weekdays until I.C.E. stops their terrorist activities. On March 12 at 6 pm there will be a community meeting at the Canal Pickleweed Center, 50 Canal St. San Rafael.
The Canal Watch meets at 5 am in the parking lot of the Country Club Bowl bowling alley on Vivian Way in San Rafael.