More than 100 Organizations Call on Secretary Jeh Johnson to Stop Separating Immigrant Families.
This action is part of a National Week of Action calling for a halt to deportations
Chicago, IL – On Monday, April 20th, the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC), will deliver a letter signed by more than 100 immigrant-led, civic and faith-based organizations, calling on Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security to STOP contradicting President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration that would protect immigrant families under deferred action programs known as DACA/DAPA. This is part of a National Week of Action against deportation and in support of immediate implementation of administrative immigration relief measures.
“Secretary Johnson has the authority to order Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to stop detaining and deporting potential beneficiaries of recently granted immigration relief measures,” stated Claudia Lucero, NALACC’s Board President. “We are deeply concerned by the raids and check points conducted recently by ICE in predominantly immigrant neighborhoods. These actions are causing fear and bringing undue hardship to immigrant families. Furthermore, these actions contradict the immigration relief measures announced by President Obama last November,” concluded Ms. Lucero.
During the week of April 20, NALACC and allies will conduct coordinated actions such as visiting elected officials, disseminating an electronic petition, holding vigils, and community events to voice opposition to recent actions by ICE, which are bringing pain to immigrant communities.
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