In the Media
November 13, 2013
Dave Pierre and Families For Freedom Executive Director Abraham Paulos were at the Democracy Now! studios on November 13 to discuss the injustices behind mandatory detention. Dave tells his story after 1,144 days of immigration detention.

The Fight of Our Lives: La Lucha de Nuestras Vidas Fall 2013 Newsletter

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.

Tiombe Carlos, age 35, has died in Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody.

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.

Please join us to celebrate 11 years of fighting to keep our families and our communities together! Our annual fundraiser will take place on Tuesday, November 12, at Judson Memorial Church. There will be music, international food, a raffle, drinks, dance, and a special theater performance!
We are excited to announce that Families for Freedom is now accepting applications for our Fall Speakers Bureau program! Speakers Bureau is a 10 week 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 to empower immigrant families.
This fall we will be celebrating 11 years of working to keep our families together, educating our communities about detention and deportation and struggling against repressive policies.
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News and Annoucements
Check out our new blog in the Huffington Post: Comprehensive Immigration Bill Does Nothing For Our Families. In this opinion piece our Executive Director, Abraham Paulos, provides an analysis of the current immigration bill S.744, how it criminalizes our communities and separates our families.
Join us for the West Indian Day Parade! We go to the parade every year to raise awareness about detention and deportation. This year we will be speaking about "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" and the impact it could have on our families.
News and Annoucements
As it stands, this specific “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” (S.744) bill does nothing meaningful for our families. Politicians dangle the prospect of legalization in front of us, but with the heavy cost of increased ICE and border enforcement, more deportations of those who have had contact with the criminal legal system, and no right of return for those that have been deported under expansive categories of convictions. We will not accept the legalization of our daughters and sons in exchange for the banishment of our mothers, fathers and all who deserve to be reunited with their families.