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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2015
Lissette Castillo, 312.770.0350
Irene Romulo, 773.319.4777
Immigrant Families Rally on Father’s Day Against Detention, Deportation
Family members of individuals currently detained and facing deportation proceedings speak out against ICE’s continued detention and separation of families. Together with community, family members celebrate ALL fathers including those who are fighting to stay with their families.
What: Family members, friends, and allies of parents who are spending father’s day in immigration detention and deportation will gather in front of the Chicago Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office to bring attention to the continued suffering of Chicago families separated by harsh and unfair immigration enforcement practices.
When: Thursday, June 18th, 11:00 AM
Where: In front of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Chicago office, 101 W. Congress Parkway
Who: Individuals currently in deportation proceedings and family members of people locked in Chicago-area detention centers, allies and supporters.
Why: For many, this father’s day will be a time for celebration and family communion. Yet, for many immigrant families across the country, including the families of local immigrants Jose Adan and Manuel Roman who are currently in deportation proceedings, the day will be tinged with bittersweetness. Today family members and children will join community members to denounce the continued use of immigrant detention centers to keep families apart in Chicago and across the country. Today we celebrate ALL fathers–including undocumented father’s fighting to stay with their children and families.
Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD) is a Chicago-based, undocumented led, community group organizing against immigration detention and deportation.