At a rally attended by over a hundred people outside the Varick Street Immigrant Detention Center, eight clergy and two community leaders were arrested after stopping traffic for a half hour to prevent vans from transporting new immigrant detainees to the center. The participants called for the release of detained immigrant rights leader, and father of four US-born children, Jean Montrevil. They also demanded reform of draconian immigration laws that cause separation of families.
YOU CAN JOIN JEAN'S FAMILY AND COMMUNITY IN THIS EFFORT!
Sign the petition to:
(1) FREE JEAN NOW! Bring him back to his family in Brooklyn, NY
(2) Stand in solidarity with hunger strikers in Miami (FL), York Co. (PA) and many others around the country (www.fastforourfamilies.org)
(3) Endorse the Child Citizen Protection Act (HR 182)
(4) Support immigration reform that keeps families together and maintains the human dignity of all immigrant families