As more and more immigrant families and communities are torn apart by current U.S. detention and deportation policies, it is crucial that that everyone concerned — citizens, community members, friends and family — stand up and speak out on these issues. Great action by the Detention Watch Network for Father’s Day:
Organize a teach-in or educational event about detention in your community
Organize a public action, vigil or march
Join an action in your community
Watch and share a video about detention
For more information and to add your Father’s Day event to our calendar, e-mail Catalina Nieto at email@example.com
Keep Families Together, Stop Detention and Deportation
Mass detention and deportation continue to tear our families and communities apart. Every day in the U.S. 1,500 fathers, mothers, children and friends are taken away and locked-up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Detention and deportation has an unimaginable impact in all of our communities. This week alone, 8,500 members of our communities will be separated from their families. At this rate, over 400,000 immigrants will be detained and deported this year, having a devastating impact on entire communities and in the nation as a whole. Due to Congress’ and President Obama’s inhumane and unfair detention and deportation policies, children across the U.S. will spend this Father’s Day without their fathers.
But all across the U.S. people are standing up to say: Ya Basta! Communities are organizing to get fathers released from detention and are marching in the streets to demand an immigration bill that doesn’t leave anyone behind. As Detention Watch Network, we want to make sure that we continue to be on the side of all of those in detention and stand alongside their families and communities, throughout the immigration reform debate and beyond. This Father’s Day weekend, we are calling on the U.S. Congress and the Obama Administration to Keep Families Together, Stop Detention and Deportation now!
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