BAY AREA ACTIVISTS HELP FREE MEXICAN IMMIGRANT FROM ICE

Earlier this month we ran, a Mexican artist who’d been in the US for over 20 years. Despite having established a family and a home in this country, Jose was detained by ICE and placed in an immigration jail since September of last year.

We have some good news! Jose was released and it was all possible because of Bay Area activists like yourself. Here’s the rundown about it from Alejandra Rosero, an attorney for Dolores Street Community Services, the organization that represented Jose and got him out of the detention center:

In honor of Father’s Day and in solidarity to thousands of detained immigrant fathers who have been ripped away from their children as they fight their deportation, Dolores Street Community Services joined forces with the Bay Area Immigration Bond FundFreedom for Immigrants, and the Bay Area Sanctuary Neighborhoods to launch the campaign #FreeOurFathers to bring fathers back to their children for Father’s Day.

Thanks to #FreeOurFathers and the support and resilience of the community, Jose— an immigrant father who has lived in the Bay Area for more than 20 years – regained his freedom and is back with his nine-year old daughter.

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Mason Jeffrys