nitemoon:

From Joselyn Rodriguez, Florencio’s daughter: The struggle is real guys. Not only as a daughter, as a sister, but as a Soldier. My father, like many and few, envisioned a prosperous future for my brothers, sisters and I. He has sacrificed his life for my family, as do I for my country. His fate and every single one of his children’s future is in the hands of men who’s freedom I fight for. Florencio Rodriguez, my father, is currently detained in San Diego, awaiting verdict. He will ether be reunited with our family, or be sent to Mexico leaving his life and family behind. I’m a resilient individual and nothing will stop me, but a huge weight could be taken off my ruck if only my dad could be home with the loves of my life. Please help me bring my dad home. I will never take any of anyone’s time if I didn’t truly believe this was possible. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for my family and I. Senator Nelson’s Office: 202-224-5274 Senator Rubio’s Office: 407-254-2573 “Hi. My name is _________ and I’m a member/director/board member of __________ [organization]. I’m calling to ask the Senator to contact ICE this morning to stop the deportation of Florencio Rodriguez (A# 096-268-045). A formal parole request has been submitted to DHS Secretary Johnson and has been forwarded to your office. It is based on the fact that Florencio’s daughter is an active member of the military, currently stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Joselyn, Florencio’s daughter puts her life at risk for her country. Is the Senator willing to stand with her to keep her family together? Will the Senator be contacting ICE this morning? Thank you.”

nitemoon:

From Joselyn Rodriguez, Florencio’s daughter: The struggle is real guys. Not only as a daughter, as a sister, but as a Soldier. My father, like many and few, envisioned a prosperous future for my brothers, sisters and I. He has sacrificed his life for my family, as do I for my country. His fate and every single one of his children’s future is in the hands of men who’s freedom I fight for. Florencio Rodriguez, my father, is currently detained in San Diego, awaiting verdict. He will ether be reunited with our family, or be sent to Mexico leaving his life and family behind. I’m a resilient individual and nothing will stop me, but a huge weight could be taken off my ruck if only my dad could be home with the loves of my life. Please help me bring my dad home. I will never take any of anyone’s time if I didn’t truly believe this was possible. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity for my family and I. Senator Nelson’s Office: 202-224-5274 Senator Rubio’s Office: 407-254-2573 “Hi. My name is _________ and I’m a member/director/board member of __________ [organization]. I’m calling to ask the Senator to contact ICE this morning to stop the deportation of Florencio Rodriguez (A# 096-268-045). A formal parole request has been submitted to DHS Secretary Johnson and has been forwarded to your office. It is based on the fact that Florencio’s daughter is an active member of the military, currently stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Joselyn, Florencio’s daughter puts her life at risk for her country. Is the Senator willing to stand with her to keep her family together? Will the Senator be contacting ICE this morning? Thank you.”

Immigrant Youth Escalate the Fight to End Deportations and ‘Bring Them Home’

youngist:

By Isabelle Nastasiaimage

30 undocumented youth prepare to cross the US-Mexico border to return to the only home they know - Photo: TheNiya.org

From the organization that orchestrated the ‘Dream Nine’ border-crossing and hunger strikes this past August, 30 young undocumented immigrants are preparing to cross the border back into the United States from Mexico to the states they grew up in. This courageous action is a continuation of the ‘Bring Them Home’ campaign launched by the National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA) this past summer.

Along with Immigrant Youth Justice League and United We Dream, NIYA has been responsible for key points of agitation in the immigrant rights movement over the past few years including infiltrating of some of the most notorious ICE detention centers in the country as well as blocking roads to physically stop ICE buses filled with undocumented immigrants bound for the border. The organization has committed itself to leading an ongoing escalation campaign targeting President Obama whose administration has deported more undocumented immigrants during his presidency than during Bush and Clinton’s combined.

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third-worlding:

Remember the Dream9? These were the 9 courageous undocumented immigrants who risked everything by seeking asylum at the border after self-deporting. They are now safely in the US but they rocked the immigrant community and changed the narrative of immigration reform by reminding us that when the laws are unjust, they must be broken. 
Lizbeth Mateo, one of the Dream 9 and a longtime undocumented activist in California and DC, has just began law school at in Santa Clara but she needs our help with tuition.
She wants to be an advocate for our community and has accomplished so much with just her wits and passion. In her own words:

My name is Lizbeth Mateo and I’m undocumented, I was born in Oaxaca and raised in Los Angeles. 
As some of you may already know, I started law school on August 13, only days after being released from the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona, where I spent a total of 17 days detained with 8 other Dreamers (#Dream9). 
 
While I was given a partial scholarship, it will not be enough to cover tuition and books. A day before crossing the border with the Dream 9 in Nogales I paid part of my tuition, but only enough to secure my spot at Santa Clara School of Law. I still owe a considerable amount of money. 
 
Attending law school has always been a dream of mine, and I had been forced to put it off for financial reasons and the uncertainty of not having legal status. But I am absolutely determined to make this happen and to enjoy every minute of it, even when things get tough. So I am asking for your help. I want to do this for myself, for my family, and for my community. I want to do it for the people that my family and I left behind when we moved to this country; those who I hope to see again someday, and those who are no longer here but who watch over us from a better place. 
http://www.youcaring.com/tuition-fundraiser/help-me-pay-for-law-school-/64055

Please consider donating something, as she is less than $1000 in to her $9000 goal. Any help would go a long way. If you cant spare a few bucks. signal boost! This is really important!! 

third-worlding:

Remember the Dream9? These were the 9 courageous undocumented immigrants who risked everything by seeking asylum at the border after self-deporting. They are now safely in the US but they rocked the immigrant community and changed the narrative of immigration reform by reminding us that when the laws are unjust, they must be broken. 

Lizbeth Mateo, one of the Dream 9 and a longtime undocumented activist in California and DC, has just began law school at in Santa Clara but she needs our help with tuition.

She wants to be an advocate for our community and has accomplished so much with just her wits and passion. In her own words:

My name is Lizbeth Mateo and I’m undocumented, I was born in Oaxaca and raised in Los Angeles. 

As some of you may already know, I started law school on August 13, only days after being released from the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona, where I spent a total of 17 days detained with 8 other Dreamers (#Dream9). 
 
While I was given a partial scholarship, it will not be enough to cover tuition and books. A day before crossing the border with the Dream 9 in Nogales I paid part of my tuition, but only enough to secure my spot at Santa Clara School of Law. I still owe a considerable amount of money. 
 
Attending law school has always been a dream of mine, and I had been forced to put it off for financial reasons and the uncertainty of not having legal status. But I am absolutely determined to make this happen and to enjoy every minute of it, even when things get tough. So I am asking for your help. I want to do this for myself, for my family, and for my community. I want to do it for the people that my family and I left behind when we moved to this country; those who I hope to see again someday, and those who are no longer here but who watch over us from a better place. 

Please consider donating something, as she is less than $1000 in to her $9000 goal. Any help would go a long way. If you cant spare a few bucks. signal boost! This is really important!! 

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lahoops:

Susan Pai, FL immigration attorney who harasses/stalks/intimidates/abuses undocumented immigrants. 

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Violeta escaped her abuser, who threatened to kidnap her daughter. She was detained in Nogales by Border Patrol, and when she begged for help and the chance to rejoin her underage daughters in U.S., they laughed at her. Violeta spent 2 months in Eloy Detention Center without  being allowed to make her asylum case and denied any kind of legal assistance. Now ICE wants her to buy her own ticket back to Guatemala TOMORROW and put her in the hands of a vengeful abuser.
Please sign petition and make the call!

latinorebels:

A July 23 story by Animal Político said the Mexican consulates near the Mexico-US border reported that 13,454 unaccompanied minors were deported by US immigration officials. The article stated that since the passing of the 2008 Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, there has…

nitemoon:

Send you love and support to the #Dream9 in detention via snail-mail.  Corrrections Corp. runs Eloy and it is infamous for the abuses and deaths that have occurred within its walls. Afraid of the media blitz, CCA curtailed the #Dream9 phone access (detainees pay outrageous fees for each call). The #dream9 began a hunger strike in response, and CCA retaliated by placing 6 of the 9 in solitary confinement, which is considered TORTURE.
Send love. Send strength
And keep calling to #BringThemHome

nitemoon:

Send you love and support to the #Dream9 in detention via snail-mail.  Corrrections Corp. runs Eloy and it is infamous for the abuses and deaths that have occurred within its walls. Afraid of the media blitz, CCA curtailed the #Dream9 phone access (detainees pay outrageous fees for each call). The #dream9 began a hunger strike in response, and CCA retaliated by placing 6 of the 9 in solitary confinement, which is considered TORTURE.
Send love. Send strength
And keep calling to #BringThemHome

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