THE CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICAN CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

Posted on July 24, 2011

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THE CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICAN CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
TO: ALL MEDIA
FROM: FAMILIA LATINA UNIDA
PRESS CONFERENCE: Monday, July 25th, 7:30 PM, 2242 S DAMEN
RE: Chicago, families, students and children prepare to board the bus for Washington D.C. for Final Appeal to President Obama to stop the deportations
CONTACT: EMMA LOZANO 773-671-1798

“FAMILIES, STUDENTS, CHILDREN BOARD THE BUS TO JOIN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS IN FINAL APPEAL TO THE PRESIDENT…”
Families will join with Congressman Gutierrez and Civil Rights legend Congressman John Lewis in front of the White House
*We are still hopeful that the President will stop the 1100 deportations a day he has ordered and instead use his authority to stop the deportation of the parents of U.S. citizen children and dream act eligIble students. This is our FINAL APPEAL. After this we will have no alternative but to prepare to deny him the Latino vote.

Students, children and families will board a bus Monday evening to join Congressman Luis Gutierrez, Congressman John Lewis and delegations from throughout the nation in front of the White House on July 26th in the final appeal to the President to stop the deportations and separation of families. The Congressman is concluding a 30 city campaign to urge the President to use his discretionary powers to stop the deportation of the parents of U.S. citizen children and dream act eligible students who have no criminal convictions. The Congressman also called for the suspension of the secure communities act program which has failed in its objective to target criminals and caught thousands of hard working families in its net. “ We are prepared to go to jail and stay in jail. The President has the power to keep his promise. Justice demands that he does.”

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