TO: ALL MEDIA
FROM: FAMILIA LATINA UNIDA/SIN FRONTERAS
RE: PRESS CONFERENCE
Thursday, December 8th, 3:30 p.m.
2242 S Damen – Lincoln United Methodist Church
CONTACT: Emma Lozano: 773-671-1798
Christmas Letters to President Obama:
“Don’t Take Away our Parents”
*At This Press Conference Children and Young People of Parents Facing Deportation Will Invite Other Children and Young People to Join In Sending Letters to President Obama to Stop Separating Families.
*Thursday and Friday Night Novenas to The Virgin Of Guadalupe will Include The Reading Of Letters from Children and Young People to President Obama Asking Him To Suspend Deportation Hearings Of Parents Of U.S. Citizen And Dream Act Eligible Children. Letters Are Being Sent From Across The Nation.
In August, after a year long Campaign for American Children and Families, Homeland Security announced a new policy of “Prosecutorial Discretion” which would set aside the deportation of most parents of U.S. citizen children. DHS promised to review 300,000 existing cases and to review any future cases for qualification for discretion.
While the bureaucracy drags its feet, the deportations and separation of families continues. Thousands of children and young people were involved in the year long campaign to win relief for their parents in 2011. Now they are sending letters to the President from across the country telling the President to make Homeland Security KEEP HIS PROMISE.
Children and High School Students are invited to bring their letters to novenarios to the Virgin of Guadalupe Thursday and Friday Evenings at 6:30 at 2242 S Damen, Lincoln United Methodist Church