COALITION FOR HUMANE IMMIGRANT RIGHTS OF LOS ANGELES
For Immediate Release: May 16, 2016
Communities Unite to Push Back Against Plans to Deport Central American Asylum Seekers
Women and children fleeing violence in Central America seek our nation's protection not deportation. Community calls on Obama Administration to grant these refugees Temporary Protected Status.
Los Angeles -- Members of the Los Angeles community, which includes immigrant rights organizations, labor, faith, and Central American community representatives, emphatically rejected plans by the Obama Administration to expand deportation raids targeting Central American women and children seeking asylum in the U.S.
The Los Angeles community is calling on the Obama Administration to recognize these migrants as refugees and grant asylum seekers Temporary Protected Status (TPS) instead of casting them off with the cruel option of deportation.
WHAT: Rally and protest to demand the immediate cease of immigration raids and call on the Obama Administration to grant TPS to Central American women and children seeking refuge in the U.S.
WHEN: Tuesday, May 16, 2016, 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Front of ICE Metropolitan Detention Center, N. Alameda St. and W. Aliso St., Downtown Los Angeles
WHO: Families impacted by the immigration raids, diverse group of organizations and representatives including Central American organizations, faith leaders, labor, immigrant rights representatives, and others.
Name: Jorge-Mario Cabrera Title: Director of Communications Phone: (562) 243-5559 Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org