You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘ICE’ tag.

Earlier today we submitted a complaint to ICE regarding the bullying and intimidation NC Dreamer Felipe Mendoza (A# 206-252-347) is suffering while detained at Otay Detention Facility. Read below for the full statement: 

To Whom It May Concern:
 
The NC Dream Team has been in contact with the family of Felipe de Jesus Molina Mendoza (A# 206-252-347), who is, presently, detained at the Otay Detention Facility in San Diego, California. Felipe is awaiting a response regarding his request for asylum. 
 
Felipe is, currently, suffering bullying and harassment by detention center staff. His family in Durham, North Carolina is very concerned for his physical and mental well-being. We are filing this complaint regarding the treatment Felipe is receiving in detention, which goes against Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s detention guidelines. 
 
Felipe suffered intimidation and bullying from detention center staff on Friday, April 4th, 2014 when he was called outside of his cell. Officer Perry, Manager of Unit BG at the Otay Detention Facility called Felipe, in addition to two other detainees, out of their rooms and asked if they were gay. When Felipe and the others said yes, Officer Perry went on to insult them. Officer Perry yelled that the detainees were touching each other based on accusations by Officer M. Carini. Felipe denied the allegations and asked for proof. (The detention facility is equipped with surveillance cameras that can reveal what transpired.) Officer Perry, however, got louder, told Felipe to shut up and stop talking and threatened to put him and the other detainees in solitary confinement. Since that day, Felipe is afraid and anxious of being sent to isolation for being gay, the very reason he is requesting asylum in the first place. 
 
ICE has full knowledge of Felipe’s sexual orientation and the bullying, intimidation and harassment he has experienced in Mexico and is seeking refuge from. Testimony of this has, already, been provided in his credible fear interviews. To continue with his detention at this time without addressing the treatment he has received by staff at the Otay Detention Facility is a serious violation of human rights.
ICE has yet to issue a response. In the meantime, Felipe fears being sent to solitary confinement or another form of retaliation. This is a call to any and all organizations in North Carolina who stand for the rights of those who identify as LGBT. Felipe needs your help. You can call his sister Evelynth at (919) 884-5316 or email her at evelynth07@gmail.com. The family is currently seeking statements of support from various organizations as well as the support of their congressman, GK Butterfield. To date, Congressman Butterfield has also failed to support Felipe’s plight back home to Durham, North Carolina. Read more details about Felipe’s story and sign the petition online at http://action.dreamactivist.org/bringthemhome/northcarolina/felipe/

FIRMA LA PETICION AQUI: http://action.dreamactivist.org/northcarolina/oscar/

oscarcanalesdeparture

Mientras se preparan los legisladores estatales para considerar nuevamente una propuesta que otorgue permisos de conducir a los inmigrantes indocumentados, Oscar de Greensboro esta programado a ser deportado este 8 de Abril, 2014. Oscar fue detenido el año pasado despues de un accidente donde la policia le pidio por su licencia y por no tenerla fue arrestado y puesto en procedimientos de deportacion.

Oscar y su familia se reuniran con amigos y otros miembros de la comunidad este Domingo, 6 de Abril a las 12 del dia. Oscar y su familia le pediran publicamente al ICE que pare su deportacion. La familia aprovechara la ocasion para hacerle un llamado al gobierno estatal para que otorgue permisos de manejo para los indocumentados de Carolina del Norte.

La vigilia matutina se llevara acabo a las 12 del medio dia este Domingo, 6 de Abril en la iglesia United Methodist en la direccion 3015 E. Bessemer Avenue en Greensboro, NC. Hoy por Oscar, mañana por ti. Te esperamos!

NC DPS: Study Regarding Immigration Measures

“Several industries in North Carolina reported a dependence on immigrant labor..” 

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Contact: Viridiana Martinez

Cell: (919) 704-0599

 

Father of Eastway and Northern students scheduled for deportation on Tuesday night

Supporters will meet at 7pm at El Centro Hispano in Durham, NC

Durham, NC – On January 27th, 2014, supporters and community members will gather to urge Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to stop the deportation of Hugo Leonel Perez Ramirez (A# 077-665-965) who is set to be deported this Tuesday night, January 28th. If deported, Hugo Leonel will be separated from his wife, who is recovering from arm surgery and has diabetes, and youngest son, Rhodinson, who is a U.S. citizen.

On December 23, 2013 in the morning, ICE raided the home of Hugo Leonel and his family at 5am while they were sleeping. Without a knock at the door, ICE entered Hugo Leonel’s home, walked up the stairs, handcuffed and dragged him out. Hugo’s older sons cried and pleaded for ICE agents to take them instead of their father, but their cries were ignored. Their father was ripped away from them and their family was torn apart that morning. Hugo Leonel is, currently, being held in Stewart Detention Center and faces imminent deportation.

Hugo Leonel came to North Carolina from Guatemala in 2006 in search of a better life. His first attempt to reunite with his family was in 2000 but he was caught at the border and deported. According to the 2011 Morton Memo, he is a low-priority case and based on Acting ICE Director John Sandweg’s recent memo, Hugo Leonel’s deportation should be stopped immediately as he is the only breadwinner for his children and wife, Edilma.

WHEN: Monday, January 27, 2014

TIME: 7pm

WHERE: El Centro Hispano, 600 E Main St, Durham, NC

WHO: NC Dream Team and El Centro Hispano

For more information, visit the online petition at: http://action.dreamactivist.org/northcarolina/hugo

###

The North Carolina Dream Team is the first independent undocumented youth-led organization in the Carolinas.

 

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Contact: Monserrat Mata

C: (919) 492-1334

E: monserrat@thencdreamteam.org

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

TIME: 2PM

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.

Petition: http://action.dreamactivist.org/southcarolina/carlos

###

The North Carolina Dream Team is the first undocumented youth – led organization in the Carolinas.

We have 4  cases we are hoping you can help us out with,  Please take a minute to sign the petition and to make a phone call.

Resampled952013-07-019508-35-0095507Fidela Medel Lopez’ (A# 200-970-777) order for Voluntary Departure. She has been living in the US for over 14 years. Fidela is a single mother of 5 children, one of whom suffers from severe autism and a speech impediment.

http://action.dreamactivist.org/northcarolina/fidela

Call Charlotte ICE @ (704) 248-9605
Call DC ICE @ 202-732-3000 or 202-732-3100

2013062395221408_300x400Juan Jose Ernesto Oliva (A# 205-215-502) currently detained at York County Detention Center in South Carolina. Juan Jose has a wife and a U.S. citizen daughter who need him. Seeking refuge and protection, Juan Jose came to the United States. He has lived in North Carolina for almost 10 years and has built a life here. Returning to El Salvador is not an option for Juan Jose as it would mean separation from his family and even death.

http://action.dreamactivist.org/northcarolina/juanjose

Call York County Detention Center @ (803) 628-2924
Call DC ICE @ 202-732-3000 or 202-732-3100

holmanacosta_400x320Holman Acosta (A# 098-894-580) from North Georgia Detention Center and urge you to stop his deportation. 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. Holman has no criminal record. is the head of household and his US citizen wife, who suffers from depression and diabetes, needs him home to care for their 3 US citizen children. Don’t force these kids to grow up without their father. Release Holman now!”
http://action.dreamactivist.org/northcarolina/holman/

Call Atlanta ICE @ (404) 893-1210
Call DC ICE @ (202) 732-3000 or (202) 732-3100

Zarcos_400x287Jose Luis Zarco’s (A# 200 972 096) deportation be stopped immediately and his request for prosecutorial discretion granted. Luis is the sole bread winner for his family which includes 3 US citizen children. Luis has lived in the US for 15 years and is an outstanding member of the Charlotte community. Please keep him home!

http://action.dreamactivist.org/northcarolina/luisz

Call Charlotte ICE @ (704) 248-9605
Call DC ICE @ (202) 732-3000 or (202) 732-3100

 SIGN THE PETITION BELOW:

http://action.dreamactivist.org/northcarolina/fidela/

Call Charlotte ICE @ (704) 248-9605

Call DC ICE @ 202-732-3000 or 202-732-3100

Sample Script: “Hi, I’m calling to ask ICE to stop Fidela Medel Lopez’ (A 200-970-777) deportation. She is the mother of 5 children, two of which are US citizens and one of those, Erick, is a special needs child who suffers from severe autism. Fidela is low priority for deportation and Erick needs a stable home alongside his mother. Deporting Fidela threatens Erick’s health and puts him directly in harm’s way. Stop Fidela’s deportation now!”

Image

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact: Viridiana Martinez        

Cell phone: 919/704-0599

Email: viridiana@thencdreamteam.org

 

 RECLAIM NC ACT TO BE VOTED ON TODAY IN THE HOUSE

Allowing Undocumented Immigrants to Drive Again Moves NC Forward

 

Raleigh, NC – Since the announcement in favor of the RECLAIM NC Act in April of this year, the North Carolina Dream Team has been working to inform the undocumented community of the opportunity HB786 gives to allow them to legally drive again. House Bill 786 would give licenses back to undocumented immigrants in our state. Therefore, this bill represents a step in the right direction.

Despite the controversial provisions of the bill, the issuance of driver licenses again represents protection from detention and deportation for undocumented immigrants which is for many their biggest fear. This year alone, we have fought alongside 8 immigrant families who faced separation due to deportation proceedings started for driving without a license.

Furthermore, allowing undocumented immigrants to drive again is good for families, for safety, and it’s good for business.

 Online Petition: http://action.dreamactivist.org/northcarolina/reclaimact

 ###

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.

SIGN THE PETITION

Despite living in the United States for 14 years and a clean record, soccer Coach Eduardo Salazar (A# 200-717-517) is facing deportation in just FOUR days!

Coach Salazar graphic

Take action: SIGN the petition and call ICE @ 202-732-3000 or 202-732-3100!

Sample Script: “Hi, I was calling to ask that ICE stop the deportation of Coach Eduardo Salazar (A# 200-717-517). Coach Salazar has been living in the U.S. for over 14 years, coaching soccer and supporting his family. He is a low-priority for deportation. Please don’t deport Coach Salazar!”

Eduardo Salazar  is a beloved soccer coach, a boy scouts volunteer, and a loving grandfather. His family needs him here, especially his DACA approved son and granddaughter who is in critical medical condition. Make sure to take 2 minutes to call and sign his petition! Thanks for your support!

April 11, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jose Torres-Don

Mobile: 512-744-8804
Email: jose.torresdon@gmail.com

 

NC DREAM Team Supports RECLAIM NC Act:

 Coming Out of the Shadows

RALEIGH, NC—The North Carolina DREAM Team (NCDT) supports Republican led initiatives for continued dialogue on immigration matters in North Carolina.  On Wednesday, Republican Representatives Warren, Jordan, Brown and Collins filed House Bill 786-the RECLAIM NC Act that includes a process for bringing undocumented immigrants in NC out of the shadows through a driving permit. As undocumented people we are living through the consequences of the failed promises in the past decade from the national Democratic Party on immigration reform. We welcome this initiative from NC Republicans as a signal of their better understanding of the value in this opportunity to move North Carolina forward in a way that is inclusive of the Hispanic Community. We call on the leadership of this state, both Republicans and Democrats, to resist the bullying tactics of extreme anti-immigrant factions and arrive at reasonable policies in the best interest of the state’s economy and public safety.

In the summer of 2006 NC changed its laws that made it impossible for our undocumented families to obtain or renew driver’s licenses. This change was made under the leadership by then Democratic Governor, Mike Easley, who signed the Technical Corrections Act on August 27th, 2006. In the years that have followed, undocumented community members have been and continue to be deported as a result of not being able to produce a driver’s license. We intend to fully engage in conversation on initiatives from both, Republicans and Democrats, for the possibility of a driving permit. All legislators must propose and pass meaningful legislation that elevates outcomes over false rhetoric of hope. We welcome all initiatives independent of party affiliation.

To address the concerns that this proposal sounds like a round ‘em up and deport ‘em type of policy, our everyday lives remind us that this is vigorously happening already to our community under the leadership of the national Democratic Party. NCDT member, Viridiana Martinez, 26, previously detained in an immigrant detention center in Florida experienced first-hand such destructive policies of the Obama administration.  Martinez states, “there is a cruel deceptiveness in the “low priority for deportation” directive from Obama that is nothing more than a talking point… we seek an alternative to the status quo”. Currently NCDT is rallying to stop the Deportation of dedicated grandfather and Boy Scouts soccer coach, Eduardo Mireles Salazar (Alien Number: 200-717-517), who has been ordered deported from North Carolina as a result of merely driving without a license. For Coach Salazar and the many others that go unnoticed, we support Representatives Warren, Jordan, Brown and Collins in their initiative to seek better solutions.

We are aware there are problematic provisions within the proposed bill and we intend to provide our voice to that discussion so that there is understanding of the community directly affected. The NC DREAM Team looks forward to having a bigger conversation about the enlightened self-interest for Republicans in NC to align with the national leadership of the GOP that has signaled a more reasonable approach in dealing with immigration and with that fostering a better relationship with a growing Hispanic political base.

###

The NC 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.

Donate & Subscribe

Donate here. Donations help us travel around the state and purchase materials for actions and events. You can also subscribe to our mailing list.

@NCDREAMTeam

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,466 other followers

%d bloggers like this: