Immigrant Community Prepares to Fight Deportations

June 13, 2014

Immigrant Community Prepares to Fight Deportations 

Call to Release Detained Fathers Before Father’s Day

WHAT:   On Saturday, over 50 community leaders, clergy, and families facing deportation, will participate in a training to learn about the resources available to fight deportations, and kick-off an effort to defend Chicagoland families from record deportations.  As immigration reform continues to stall, immigrant communities need to arm themselves with the resources available to stop the deportation machine.  

During the training, participants will learn how to stop an individual deportation (from intake via the ICIRR hotline to a successful outcome), and strategize on existing deportation cases in the Chicagoland area.  

Two sons, Wilson Gomez, Jr. (age 11) and Jose Servin, Jr. (age 9), will participate in the training, and will call for the release of their detained fathers on the day before Father’s Day.  Wilson Gomez, Sr. (A077-662-858), who has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since August 2013.  Jose Servin, Sr. (A098-435-897) has been detained by ICE since February 2014

For people seeking information on stopping a deportation or have questions about a deportation, they can contact ICIRR’s hotline number at (855) 435-7693

WHO:    Community leaders, clergy, seven families facing deportation

WHEN:      Saturday, June 14 at 9:30 am

WHERE:    SEIU HCII, 2229 South Halsted, Chicago