Freedom for Immigrants has posted resources for individuals and their families facing detention or at risk of deportation, including:
- ICE Detainee Locator – To locate a person currently in ICE custody or who was released from ICE custody within the last 60 days
- A phone number to find out a loved one’s U.S. Immigration court date
- Directory to find a U.S. Immigration Attorney
- Information that describes what a U.S. Immigration Bond is
- What to do if you’ve been granted asylum in the United States
- What to do if you or a loved one has been wrongfully deported
- How to find a host or sponsor for someone in ICE detention
- What are the rights of people with disabilities in immigration detention
- How to find people detained anywhere in the world
Click here for further information.
Thank you to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for the Immigration Town Hall, held on Saturday, July 20th, in Corona. Thanks, also, to Amaha Kassa, Jennifer Sun, Roksana Mun, Yatziri Tovar, Lupito Romero and everyone else who contributed to this amazing event.
On July 12th 2019, in locations all over the world, people gathered to hold a candlelight vigil and demand an end to the Trump administration’s cruel and bigoted immigration policies. Representatives of the Jackson Heights Immigrant Solidarity Network joined the NYC Lights for Liberty, which saw a huge turnout. Below are some images from the night.
Our campaign to prevent the deportation of Alfredo Flores was recently featured in the Jackson Heights Post. Journalist Meghan Sackman wrote the article, describing Alfredo’s struggle to remain in the US with his family, and our efforts to raise awareness of Alfredo’s case. Thank you, Meghan, for helping to make Alfredo’s voice heard.
You can view the article here.
Alfredo Flores is a native of Mexico who came to the US to seek a better life as thousands of Americans before him have done. He is married to US citizen, Wendoly (Wendy) Valverde, has three US citizen children, and has been a peaceful and productive resident of Jackson Heights, Queens.
In July of 2018 Alfredo boarded a Greyhound bus to visit his brother in Seattle, Washington that, unbeknownst to him, included a stop in Canada. Upon discovering he lacked legal status he was detained by Canadian border patrol and then delivered to DHS. ICE agents detained him after finding he was undocumented.
Alfredo was put in an ICE detention center outside of Buffalo, NY where he remained for 20 days, until his wife Wendy posted a $10,000 bond.
His detention was excruciating for his family, both emotionally and economically. They didn’t have the required $10,000 needed to secure his freedom. However, Wendy valiantly raised it by starting a fundraising campaign.
Assembly Member Catalina Cruz, who was a candidate at the time, read about Alfredo’s detention in the Jackson Heights Post. She connected Wendy with free legal service providers who helped win Alfredo’s release from ICE detention.
Alfredo was reunited with his family and we now ask for your help with keeping their family united and Alfredo on a road to U.S. citizenship.
Sign the petition to help your neighbor Alfredo Flores fight deportation, pursue citizenship, and stay with his family in Queens. Click HERE.
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