Families for Freedom (FFF) together with the Tonfack family, calls on Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release 26-year-old Gabin Tonfack, a citizen of the Ivory Coast detained at the York County Prison, PA since January 2013. In addition, we urge the Embassy of the Republic of Cameroon in Washington D.C. to clarify the contents of a disputed travel document used by ICE to attempt to put Mr. Tonfack on a plane to Cameroon on two separate occasions. Further, we call on the U.S.
Check out our new blog in the Huffington Post: New York City Can Do Better To Protect All Immigrants. In this opinion piece we ask Mayor Elect Bill de Blasio to protect all immigrants by establishing a bright line between the criminal legal system and the civil immigration system.
The monthly newsletter of Families for Freedom,a NY based multi-ethnic defense network by and for families facing and fighting deportation. This month features articles unmasking the truth about S. 744, Ex-Braceros caravanning to demand justice, FFF picnics, parades & block parties and a tragic detainee suicide at York Detention Center, PA.
NEW YORK, October 31, 2013 – We are saddened to report that Families for Freedom (FFF) member, Tiombe Carlos, age 35, has died in Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody. Ms. Carlos died of an apparent suicide in York County Prison after being held in detention for nearly three years despite her well-documented severe mental disability and repeated pleas for her release.