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For Immediate Release: Detained for Nearly a Decade, Kenyan Torture Survivor Still Awaiting Relief

New York, May 13, 2014 -- Families for Freedom (FFF) calls on Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release Sylvester Owino. Mr. Owino, 37-years-old, has been in immigration detention since 2005 with no bond, nearly a decade after he completed his sentence for his crime. He fled from Kenya to the United States to attend college in 1998.


We'll gather to celebrate the strength of the women who nurture our movement. Join us for cake, tea & good conversation. You can bring a dish to share potluck-style.

Message to New York City: “Stop all collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and create a safe immigration legacy New Yorkers can be proud of.”

NEW YORK, NY – This Tuesday, Members of the Migrant Power Alliance (MPA) and affiliated migrant and racial justice and human rights organizations including Families for Freedom, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Raza Youth Collective and others, will kick off the ICE-FREE NYC Campaign at 11am with a press conference at 26 Federal Plaza (on the steps on Lafayette St. near the corner of Worth) calling on New York City to end all collaboration with Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). The campaign is led by directly affected New Yorkers.

In the Media
February 12, 2014

It is the drowsy after-lunch slot in one of San Antonio’s immigration courts, housed anonymously on the third floor of a squat brown office building, when the case of Pedro Rochas begins.

Detainee Nearly Deported With Unverified Cameroonian Travel Documents

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.

In the Media
December 09, 2013

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.