UPDATE: Isaac and Jonathan were released from ICE detention on Thursday morning! Thank you to everyone who signed the petition, made the calls, and supported them in every way possible. This proves the power we have if we come out and organize! http://bit.ly/alabama15released
Undocumented. Unafraid. Undercover.
During the National Immigrant Youth Alliance's Week of Action, 15 undocumented youth and parents were arrested for standing up for themselves and our community in protest of unjust laws like Alabama's HB56. 13 of these undocumented youth and parents were released, while 2 undocumented youth were transferred to a detention center and are awaiting deportation.
On Thursday Nov. 10th, Isaac Barrera and Jonathan Perez walked into a Mobile, Alabama Border Patrol office protesting against HB56. Both were detained and, within hours, transferred to the Basile immigration detention center in Southern Louisiana. Isaac and Jonathan are now doing what they do best, organizing from within the detention center where they are gathering stories of others detained, those not connected to a larger network.
TAKE ACTION - MAKE A CALL:
Call ICE - John Morton (800-394-5855) and (800 821 9358)
Sample Script: "I am calling to ask that the deportation of my friends Isaac Barrera (A#200-244-383) and Jonathan Perez (A#070-945-779) be immediately stopped. Isaac and Jonathan are DREAM Act eligible. President Obama has said he won't be deporting undocumented youth and our families. Why are Isaac and Jonathan still detained and awaiting deportation to countries they no longer remember?"
Isaac and Jonathan are no different than the 13 undocumented youth and parents who were arrested and released less than 2 days later. Why is President Obama still trying to deport Isaac and Jonathan? Tell President Obama to stop lying to our community once and for all!
Let’s get Isaac and Jonathan back home for Thanksgiving!