MEDIA RELEASE: NC Communities Say "Not One More Deportation" - Events in Raleigh, Durham, Asheville, Charlotte and elsewhere

Events in Raleigh, Durham, Asheville, Charlotte and elsewhere will mark the National Day of Action Against Deportations

(April 5, 2014)— Community groups across North Carolina are hosting events to mark National Day of Action Against Deportations tomorrow, Sat., April 5. The NC Justice Center is proud to support the message of these events: two million deportations is too many, and President Obama must act now to halt the deportation machinery and use his executive authority to provide immediate affirmative relief to families in North Carolina. 

Events will take place across the country, with major efforts planned in Raleigh (news release, en espanol), Durham (news release), Asheville (news release, en espanol) and Charlotte. More information about each event, with media contacts, follows below.

For additional background on activities across the nation, visit
http://bit.ly/april5n1m and/or follow the hashtags #not1more, #n1mas and #2million2many on Twitter.

MEDIA CONTACT FOR RALEIGH: Nayely Perez-Huerta, 919-341-9796 or 919-433-6055

MEDIA CONTACT FOR DURHAM: Serena Sebring, 919-597-9043

MEDIA CONTACT FOR ASHEVILLE: Bruno Hinojosa 828-337-8926;

MEDIA CONTACT FOR CHARLOTTE: Elver Barrios. EBarrios@LatinAmericanCoaliton.org, Work: 704-584-9582, Mobile: 704-726-3346.

MEDIA CONTACT, STATEWIDE: Dani Moore, 919-533-9203 or dani@ncjustice.org.


Raleigh Joins National Day Of Action Against Deportations

What: Protest against deportations in front of the Wake County Detention Center

When: Saturday, April 5 at 4:00 pm

Where: The community will gather at 421 Chapanoke Rd, Raleigh at 4pm and will march to the front of the Wake County Detention Center (people will gather at the corner of Chapanoke Rd with Hammond Rd)

Who: We Are Raleigh Community Group

MEDIA CONTACT: Nayely Perez-Huerta, 919-341-9796 or 919-433-6055

As part of the National Day of Action Against Deportations, We Are Raleigh is organizing a protest in front of the Wake County Detention Center where many immigrants are detained while they await their deportation.

The protest is prompted by the record deportations under the Obama administration, which are anticipated to hit a shameful milestone of two million removals since he took office. “We know the President doesn’t have to wait for Congress to use his executive power to stop the suffering of our communities,” said Yolanda Zavala, one of the event organizers. “He can expand the deferred action program he created for immigrant youth and stop deportations immediately.”

The immigrant community in Raleigh has been devastated by programs like 287(g) and Secure Communities, which have served as massive deportation machines. On April 5th, We Are Raleigh will join the National Day of Action Against Deportations and the Raleigh community will send a message to President Obama saying, “2 million people deported is too many. Not one more deportation.”

RALEIGH MEDIA CONTACTS: Nayely Perez-Huerta, 919-341-9796 or 919-433-6055; Dani Moore, 919-533-9203 or dani@ncjustice.org.

 

PARA DIFUSION INMEDIATA

CONTACTAR A: Nayely Perez-Huerta, 919-341-9796 / 919-433-6055    

Raleigh se Une al Llamado Nacional Contra las Deportaciones

El Comité Popular Somos Raleigh le dice al Presidente “Ni Una Deportación Mas”

Qué: Protesta contra las deportaciones frente al Centro de Detención del Condado de Wake

Cuándo: 4pm, sábado, 5 de abril de 2014

Dónde: Nos reuniremos en la Villa Latina (421 Chapanoke Rd, Raleigh) a las     4pm y caminaremos juntos al frente del Centro de Detención del Condado            de Wake (nos congregaremos en la esquina de Chapanoke Rd con    Hammond Rd)

Quién: El Comité Popular Somos Raleigh

Como parte del la campaña nacional #NiUnaMás, el Comité Popular Somos Raleigh organizará una protesta frente al Centro de Detención del Condado de Wake donde muchos inmigrantes son detenidos mientras avanza su proceso de deportación.

Durante la protesta se hará un llamado al Presidente Obama para que detenga las deportaciones. Se estima que para abril se llegará a los 2 millones de personas deportadas durante la presidencia de Obama. “Sabemos que el Presidente no tiene que esperar al Congreso para utilizar su poder Ejecutivo y detener el sufrimiento de nuestras familias.” dice Yolanda Zavala, una de las organizadoras del evento “El Presidente tiene el poder para expandir el programa de acción diferida que ofreció a los jóvenes y detener las deportaciones de inmediato.”

La comunidad inmigrante de Raleigh ha sido fuertemente afectada por programas como la 287(g) y Comunidades Seguras, los cuales han servido como maquinas de deportación masivas en nuestras comunidades. El 5 de abril, el Comité Popular Somos Raleigh se uniraa al llamado nacional contra las deportaciones. Juntos gritaremos “2 millones de personas deportadas son demasiadas. Ni una deportación más.”

Para más información: http://bit.ly/RaleighNiUnaMas


Durham

What: Southerners On New Ground & the Love Without Borders Truck will take part in the Day of Action to Stop Deportations.

When: Saturday, April 5 at 4:00 p.m. The rally will begin at 2 p.m., followed by a caravan to Raleigh to support the Raleigh event.

Where: Durham Police Department, 511 Jackson St. in Durham

Who: North Carolina Southerners On New Ground

MEDIA CONTACT: Serena Sebring, 919-597-9043


Asheville Joins National Day of Action to Pressure Obama to Stop Deportations

Where: St. Lawrence Basilica, 97 Haywood Rd, Asheville NC 28801

When: Saturday, April 5th.

Time: People will start gathering at 11:30am, Rally will begin at noon.

ASHEVILLE, NC (April 5, 2014) — On Saturday, April 5th, immigrants and supporters from throughout Western North Carolina will march through downtown Asheville, joining with millions around the country to call on President Obama to stop tearing apart immigrant families. Communities across the U.S. cannot wait any longer for the Obama administration to slow its unprecedented pace of deportations. As part of the national #Not1more Deportation campaign, the Coalición de Organizaciones Latino-Americanas (COLA), along with other grassroots organizations, will lead a march to the county jail, where local residents are regularly transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody and put into removal proceedings. 

The Obama administration will soon reach the dubious milestone of two million deportations since taking office. On Saturday, marchers will demand that the President prove his support for immigration reform by stopping this cruel policy that has separated so many North Carolina families. Our community cannot wait for relief, and the President does not need to wait for Congress. He can use his executive authority to stop this suffering today by suspending deportations immediately and expanding his deferred action program for immigrant youth. 

April 5th is a national day of action under the banner “Two Million Two Many,” as communities across the country gather to demand a change in our president's approach to immigration. The Asheville march will wind through downtown and end near the Vance Monument, offering a message to Washington D.C., state legislators, and our local community. “We want President Obama to be a real reformer, not the Deporter-in-Chief,” said Bruno Hinojosa, one of the event organizers. “He has the power to give relief to millions with the stroke of a pen.”

MEDIA CONTACT: Bruno Hinojosa, 828-337-8926.

 

DIA DE ACCION NACIONAL:

Caminata y Vigilia en Asheville exigiéndole al  Presidente ¡Que Pare Las Deportaciones!.

ASHEVILLE, NC- Este sábado 5 de abril únete con otros de la comunidad inmigrante y aliados que levantaran sus caras y unirán sus voces dirigidas al Presidente Barack Obama exigiéndole  que pare las deportaciones.  En todo los Estados Unidos grupos de inmigrantes tomaran ese día que se le está llamando DIA NACIONAL DE ACCION, como parte de la campaña de #Not1More (#Ni1Mas), para dirigirse al Presidente Obama con un mensaje claro y concreto: ¡Que pare las deportaciones!!

Cada día 1,400 personas son deportadas de los Estados Unidos.  En el mes de abril se estima alcanzar dos (2) millones de personas deportadas bajo el Presidente Obama. Dos millones son demasiados hermanos y hermanas inmigrantes que están siendo deportados y separados de sus seres queridos.

“El presidente tiene el poder de  extender la Acción Diferida a millones de familias  inmigrantes,  igual como lo hizo con los DREAMers”, Bruno Hinojosa. ‘Por eso  la comunidad tienen que salir y exigir que el presidente use ese poder”.

Caminaremos en el centro de Asheville para unirnos con otros inmigrantes alrededor del país para  pedir al presidente que pare  las deportaciones mientras la plática de una Reforma Migratoria se está hablando.  El sábado 5 de abril nos reuniremos a partir de las 11:30am en frente de la Basílica de San Lorenzo y la caminata comenzara a las 12:00pm (de la tarde).

Cuando: sábado 5 de abril

Dónde: Basílica de St. Lorenzo, 97 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801

Hora: 11:30am-3pm

Ven y únete con gente de la comunidad del Oeste de Carolina del Norte para dejarle saber al Presidente que él tiene el poder y tiene que hacer algo, ahora! Porque nuestra comunidad no puede esperar más.

Para más información sobre el evento llamen al (828) 713-5124 con Bruno o Alex  o al (828) 273-9000 con Victor. Visítanos en Facebook COLA-Coalición de Organizaciones Latino-Americanas para información del evento. Para ver otros eventos que  estarán pasando en otras partes del país, visita www.NDLON.org.

Persona de contacto: Bruno Hinojosa, (828) 713-5124

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Coalición de Organizaciones Latino-Americanas (COLA) es una organización sin fines de lucro basada en Asheville que conecta, fortalece y organiza a comunidades para tomar acción por los derechos de los y las inmigrantes en el Oeste de Carolina del Norte. COLA lucha por comunidades inclusivas en donde todos y todas vivan con justicia, libertad e igualdad.


Charlotte Joins National Day of Action to Pressure Obama to Stop Deportations

Where: Mecklenburg County Jail, 901 E. 4th St., Charlotte, NC.
When: Saturday, April 5th.
Time: Rally will begin at 7:30 p.m. and continue through 8:30 p.m.

Community members will conduct a vigil in front of the Mecklenburg County Jail beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. Participants will bring family photos of people facing deportation now or at risk for future deportation. The vigil will last no more than an hour, and will call for President Obama to issue a moratorium on deportations and to use his executive power to put a stop to the deportations.

MEDIA CONTACT: Elver Barrios, EBarrios@LatinAmericanCoaliton.org, Work: 704-584-9582, Mobile: 704-726-3346.

 

 

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