May First Rally
Stop DETENTION & DEPORTATION and Keep Workers’ Families Together!
A country built on immigration! A State bordering the Statue of Liberty! And still no justice for immigrant workers and their families in NJ.
Mandatory Detention is still a law!
Detention bed quota –Requires ICE to fill every detention bed, tears apart immigrant workers’ families every day. We need a bill that reduces the use of detention drastically, preserves due process and stops the deportation of immigrant workers. We call for an end to detention and deportation.
What: Rally to voice our concerns over immigration detention and deportation, and demand family unity for immigrant workers prior to the passage and within the Senate comprehensive immigration reform proposal.
When: May 1st, 2013 – 11:00 am
Where: 950-970 Broad Street, Newark NJ
For co-sponsorship, contact Alix Nguefack at American Friends Service Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Organized by the NJ Advocates for Immigrant Detainees*, American Friends Service Committee-Immigrant Rights Program, Wind of the Spirit, CEUS, La Fuente, Newark African Commission, GRADA-54… [list in formation]
*Members include: ACLU-NJ, AFSC-Immigrant Rights Program, Casa de Esperanza, Casa Freehold, Community of Friends in Action, Haiti Solidarity Network, IRATE & First Friends, Ironbound Community Corporation, Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Lutheran Office of Governmental Ministry in NJ, Middlesex County Coalition for Immigrant Rights, Monmouth County Coalition for Immigrant Rights, NJ Association on Correction, NJ Forum for Human Rights, Pax Christi-NJ, People’s Organization for Progress – Bergen County, Reformed Church of Highland Park, Saint Patrick Church, Sisters of Saint Joseph ESL Program, Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of NJ, UU Congregation of Montclair – Social Responsibilities Council, and Social Responsibilities Council, Unitarian Society of Ridgewood.