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Join us this Saturday for two events hosted by the Immigrant Youth Forum
Date: Saturday, November 2nd
Time: 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: Ultimate Comics (6120 Farrington Rd. Durham, NC 27517)
Date: Saturday, November 2nd
Rocio is from High Point, North Carolina. She was brought to the US when she was just 4 years old. Rocio graduated high school and aspired to continue her education. Almost 5 years ago, Rocio made the decision to self-deport to Mexico. Like many others before the DACA announcement last year, she felt her future was non existent because she could not pursue her dream of attending college. But it was harder than she expected.
Living in Mexico after growing up here was like going to live in a foreign country. And that’s not to mention the increasing crime and violence in Mexico. Rocio’s only aspiration is to come back home, reunite with her family, and contribute to her community.
Rocio was one of the #Dream30 who were denied credible fear. She could be deported at any moment. She needs your help to come back home to High Point, NC.
What you can do:
Make a Call to the following Immigration Reform Champions and tell them to #BringThemHome!
Senator Menendez at 202-224-4744
Congressman Becerra at 202-225-6235
Congressman Pastor at 202-225-4065
Special thanks to Don Becerra, Lagos Meat Market, Homegrown City Farms, Ivan Almonte, La Loma Panaderia, Peluqueria Dalana, and Daniel Teodoro for making this sale possible!
Dear fellow UNDOCUMENTED students,
After being able to get in-state tuition with my employer I decided to pass on the word and let others know to make sure it was an option for others with DACA as well. To our advantage, it was a success and a memo has been sent to the community colleges that students with DACA can qualify for in-state tuition through their employers.
With that being said the NC Dream Team will be hosting a Secure Your Education Training this Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Holton Career and Resource Center in Durham, NC at 1:30 pm.
401 N Driver St
Durham, NC 27703
The training will show you the documents that you will need when registering for your classes so that you can be eligible for in-state tuition. It will last about an hour and a half.
Please come by because this is only the first step at getting tuition equity for all students regardless of race, gender, and legal status.
Thank you everyone,
NC DREAM TEAM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 30th, 2013
Contact: Cinthia Marroquin
Sept 30: 30 Dreamers to Cross Border Asking Obama to ‘#BringThemHome’
Thirty Dreamers will Ask Obama to ‘Bring Them Home’
NATIONAL—The National Immigrant Youth Alliance will hold its second border protest on Monday, September 30. 30 Dreamers will participate in the action as part of the ‘#BringThemHome’ campaign.
Two weeks ago, the president and House Republicans dashed the immigrant community’s hopes for relief this year. We are here to remind them to not give up hope; we can fight the broken immigration system ourselves.
The Dreamers will present themselves at a port of entry, wearing caps and gowns, asking to be permitted into the United States. In July, nine Dreamers presented themselves at the Morley Gate at the port of entry in Nogales, Arizona. It took seventeen days for the Obama Administration to make the right decision and allow them to return home, during which the nine Dreamers were detained in Eloy Detention Center.
The participants in the Sept. 30 action are hoping to return to their lives in Arizona, California, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, and Texas. Not all of the participants are living in Mexico, but have come from elsewhere to participate in the action.
Here in Raleigh, the NC Dream Team will hold a rally in solidarity with the Dream30 and the 4 Dreamers coming back to North Carolina.
When: Monday, September 30th, 2013 @ 6:00pm
Where: 436 N. Harrington St Suite 100 Raleigh, NC 27603
The fight to keep families together happens every day, everywhere that immigrants fear leaving their homes and being separated from their families. We are putting back together the families that the president and unjust laws have broken apart.
The NC DREAM Team is an organization composed of undocumented immigrant youth and allies. We are dedicated to the creation of a sustainable, community-led immigrant rights movement in North Carolina. We aim to help undocumented youth recognize our individual and collective power to activate our communities. We also aim to create awareness of the broader struggle for social justice. We do not shy away from purposeful direct action and civil disobedience in the pursuit of a more just future for our immigrant community.
On September 10th, 2013, Charlotte community members will gather to urge Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to stop the deportation of Holman Acosta (A# 098-894-580), who is being held in an immigrant detention center in Georgia. Holman’s absence has placed an extreme financial strain on his family and the stress has triggered complications of his US citizen wife’s diabetes.
In the early afternoon of June 30th, 2013, Holman was stopped at a check point while driving his stepson home from a soccer game. He was arrested when he was found driving without a license. Holman was turned over to ICE officials on August 2, 2013 and transferred to North Georgia Detention Center where he faces imminent deportation.
Leisha Acosta, Holman’s US citizen wife, suffers from diabetes and depression. Due to the stress of Holman’s unnecessary detention, she has been losing sight in one of her eyes and is struggling to pay for her doctor bills. In order to make ends meet, Leisha rarely takes sick days and works through lunch to provide for her family. Without Holman’s income, Leisha is barely keeping her head above water.
Additionally, Holman is the father to Leisha’s 3 US citizen children and grandfather to 1 US citizen grandchild, named Raheim. He supports them financially and emotionally and provides stability in the home. In Holman’s absence, one of Leisha’s sons has had to delay joining the Army to help care for the family.
“I need Holman home. My health needs him home, my kids need him home. His grandson thinks he’s away working. Raheim needs his Papi home now,” Leisha said.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
TIME: 6:30 PM
WHERE: 4938 Central Ave., Charlotte, NC 28205
WHO: Organized by Holman’s family, with support from the Latin American Coalition, Familias Unidas and the NC DREAM Team
Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
Contact: Monserrat Mata
C: (919) 492-1334
Local businessman is being deported!
Supporters will meet at 2pm at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Simpsonville, SC
Greenville, SC – On September 6th, 2013, immigrant youth and community members will gather to urge Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to stop the deportation of Carlos Angel Garcia (A# 205-205-247), who is set to be deported on October 7th. If deported, Carlos will be separated from his family and youngest son Omar, who suffers from a chronic lung condition called Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and developmental delay.
Carlos came to South Carolina from Mexico in 1999 and has lived here ever since. One night on his way back home from work, he drove into a driver license checkpoint and was arrested when he was asked for a license and he could not provide it. Carlos cannot get a driver’s license because South Carolina does not issue them to undocumented immigrants. According to the 2011 Morton Memo, he is a low-priority case and based on Acting ICE Director John Sandweg’s recent memo, Carlos’ deportation should be stopped immediately as he is the primary breadwinner for his 3 U.S. citizen children and his wife, Elizabeth.
WHEN: Friday, September 6th, 2013
WHERE: 2252 Woodruff Rd., Simpsonville, NC 29681
WHO: Organized by The North Carolina Dream Team as part of the Secure Your Own Community project, where immigrant families fight to stop deportations.
The North Carolina Dream Team is the first undocumented youth – led organization in the Carolinas.
Sign the online petition below to thank the NC House of Representatives for voting in favor of House Bill 786-the RECLAIM NC Act and to ask them to override Governors McCrory’s Veto against it.
The North Carolina DREAM Team is an organization composed of undocumented immigrant youth and allies who are dedicated to the creation of a sustainable, community-led immigrant rights movement in North Carolina. We aim to help undocumented youth recognize their individual and collective power to activate their communities.