A group of immigrant rights activists called on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio,
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.
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.
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.
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.