New York, September 30, 2015 -- Families for Freedom (FFF) today published a report revealing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) practice of deporting people without valid travel documents violating international customary law. The report “Smuggled into Exile: Immigration Customs and Enforcement’s Practice of Deporting Non-citizens without Valid Travel Documents” highlights several cases in which individuals have been deported with invalid travel documents or no travel documents at all. There are probably many more.
September 02, 2015
West Indian American Day Carnival- September 7, 2015 Come out and join FFF's table to educate the community on the immigration home raids while enjoying the parade If you would like to volunteer and sign up for a shift at our table please email: Cris [at] familiesforfreedom.org
August 25, 2015
Hello FFF community! We hope all of you have had a wonderful summer. To end this sizzling summer with a bang and to kick off the fall season, here is a list of all the events Families had this summer. We hope you had a chance to attend some of them!
July 27, 2015
Are you a noncitizen? AND Do you have previous criminal convictions or are you on parole or probation? There has been an increase in ICE home raids throughout New York City. ICE has been targeting people especially with past criminal convictions. It does not matter when you were convicted; ICE can detain you and try to deport you even if the conviction is many years old. Have you or anyone you know been raided by ICE? If so, please contact Families for Freedom’s hotline at 646-290-8720.
July 27, 2015
No eres Ciudadano de los E.E.U.U? Y Tiene penales antecedentes o está en libertad condicional o provisional? Ha sido arrestado por la policía y condenado de un crimen? Incluso si usted no fue sentenciado a tiempo en cárcel todavía podría estar en riesgo de deportación o allanamientos de casa. Usted o alguien que usted conoce ha sido detenido por una redada en casa por parte de ICE? Si es asi, por favor llame nuestra línea directa al (646)290-8720.
July 23, 2015
Pouco mais de um mês depois que foi preso por causa de uma briga com a namorada e encaminhado ao Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), o brasileiro Marlon Francisco Vaz, de 36 anos, precisou passar por uma cirurgia odontológica dentro da cadeia
Join us as we host a concert for the women and children of the Berks Detention Center, a prison incarcerating immigrant families.
July 08, 2015
Families for Freedom along with the #Not1More campaign, Detention Watch Network, We Belong Together and many organizations are taking part in A National Week of Action to call for the End of Immigration Detention. “‘A system that ‘breeds cruelty and harm’ should be shut down!” Our loved ones have been imprisoned for many years without bond in immigration detention, without knowing if there will be a day when they will be reunited with our families. We call for the freedom of our loved ones languishing in unnecessary detention. Detention is not a solution to anything, it is the problem. The only alternative to detention is freedom. In honor of the National Week of Action for the End of Immigration Detention, Families for Freedom is demanding Free Marlon Vaz!
As folks gear up for July 4th we want to celebrate our immigrant families and community by screening an immigrant movie classic! Come for our summer film screening - while we convert our office to a summer movie house. Members and Allies are welcome!
June 01, 2015
Speakers Bureau is a program with weekly classes focusing on the intersections between the criminal justice and immigration system, organizing against detention and deportations and public speaking and presentation skills. Graduates from the program go on to educate and organize their communities to create real safe spaces for immigrant families.