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Ask for the day off! We need your support in Charlotte on Thursday at 8:30 am for Uriel’s immigration bond hearing. More details to come. RSVP to the Facebook event here.

ICE will have to prove that a misdemeanor is worth tearing a family apart! #FreeUriel 

Also, SIGN the petition for Uriel! If you can, consider making a donation for his bond. Thank you.

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Check out pictures from last night’s Vigil for Uriel outside of Wake County jail where he is on hunger strike. Uriel stopped eating last Friday. Your help is still needed to release Uriel. Keep checking in for further updates and action alerts. Thank you for your support!

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ICE thinks his misdemeanors say more about him than being a good father and providing for his sisters. #FreeUriel

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ICE isn’t making anyone safer by taking a father away from his son. #FreeUriel

 

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Documented and undocumented, students, poets, and teachers support Uriel. #FreeUriel

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ICE has to prove that deporting Uriel is worth tearing a family apart. #FreeUriel

Uriel has gone without food for a whole week now. ICE has refused to drop the hold. Uriel needs your support now more than ever. We need to see you at the Vigil for Uriel this evening. It starts at 6:30 pm in front of the Wake County jail. 

SIGN the online petition.

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Photo courtesy of La Conexion

Undocumented youth across NC are dropping the fear and taking a stand. We’re coming out about our immigration status because our communities are under attack. This is what Uriel did last Wednesday. He stood up for us and we will stand up for him until he is released. You see, it’s tough to be in that jailhouse. So we need your support, not just in words, but in action. Join us this evening at 6:30 pm in front of Wake County jail. The address is 330 South Salisbury Street in Raleigh. Members of the triad-based immigrant youth group El Cambio will be there. Giovanna, Silvia, and Eric, youth who have also refused to eat until Uriel is released, will be present at this vigil. They too need your support at this time.

If you can’t make it tonight, but want to support, consider making a donation for Uriel’s bond here.

Remember to SIGN and share the online petition, as well.

Thank you for your support!

It’s been well over 100 hours now since Uriel Alberto started a hunger strike inside the Wake County jail where he is being held with an ICE detainer. Continue making those calls to Washington DC ICE at (202) 732-3000. Tell them this: 

“Hi, I was calling to ask that ICE drop the hold on Uriel Alberto (A#089-828-718). According to president Obama, he should not be facing deportation because he is Dream Act eligible. He is the father of a US citizen child and sole caretaker of his sisters. He stood up for his community and should be back home with his family. Please drop the ICE hold NOW!”

Silvia Rodriguez, El Cambio

In the meantime, members of the triad-based youth organization, El Cambio, are on hunger strike in solidarity with Uriel. Along with Giovanna Hurtado, Silvia Rodriguez has also stated she will refuse to eat until Uriel is released.

Uriel has gone over 100 hours without food at the Wake County jail. He stood up for us last Wednesday at a House Committee meeting where anti-immigrant legislators discussed which anti-immigrant law to pass next. You see, this committee wants North Carolina to become the next Alabama. They have already put us on that path by introducing legislation that could ban us from stepping foot into a college or university. Uriel is at Wake County jail at this very moment because he raised his voice and refused to remain in the shadows. Continue making the calls to DC ICE at (202) 732-3000. We cannot stop until he is released.

Sample script:

“Hi, I was calling to ask that ICE drop the hold on Uriel Alberto (A#089-828-718). According to president Obama, he should not be facing deportation because he is Dream Act eligible. He is the father of a US citizen child and sole caretaker of his sisters. He stood up for his community and should be back home with his family. Please drop the ICE hold NOW!”

Thank you for your support!

P.S. Don’t forget to SIGN the petition. Thank you.

Friends, Family, and Allies:

Uriel Alberto has gone on hunger strike inside the Wake County jail. ICE has refused to drop the hold up to this point. Yet, Cynthia Martinez and Estephania Mijangos were released on Thursday after their ICE holds were dropped. Uriel should also be released. He was arrested for speaking out to expose the anti-immigrant agenda of the house select committee on the State’s Role in Immigration Policy of which 8 of its 12 members are primary sponsors of anti-immigrant bills introduced right here in our home state of North Carolina. He has communicated that he will refuse to eat until ICE drops the hold and he is released. It has been over 96 hours since he started the strike. But, you see, Uriel is not alone.

Giovanna Hurtado 

Here in North Carolina, as in across the country, undocumented youth believe no one fights alone. Uriel came out “Undocumented and Unafraid” for his community, for us. And we will do the same for him. Member of the triad-based undocumented youth organization, El Cambio - Giovanna Hurtado - declared she too will refuse to eat until Uriel is released. She announced her decision to stand in solidarity with Uriel at last night’s vigil for Uriel in Winston Salem. Along with Giovanna, other El Cambio members including Wooten Gough, Weslyn Gough, Keren Salim, Mustafa Abdullah, and Silvia Rodriguez announced they too refuse to eat until Uriel is released.

You too can stand in solidarity with Uriel! Make sure to keep calling DC ICE at (202) 732-3000

Sample script: “Hi, I was calling to ask that ICE drop the hold on Uriel Alberto (A#089-828-718). According to president Obama, he should not be facing deportation because he is Dream Act eligible. He is the father of a US citizen child and sole caretaker of his sisters. He stood up for his community and should be back home with his family. Please drop the ICE hold NOW!”

Make sure to sign the petition asking ICE to release Uriel. Sign, share, and repost on your facebook wall.

Thank you for your support!

Contact: Jose Rico Benavides (919) 802-0508
dreamteamnc@gmail.com
ncdreamteam.org

NC DREAM Team Issues Strong Rebuke of Dale Folwell’s Candidacy for Lt. Governor

Candidate is anti-woman, anti-family, and anti-immigrant

RALEIGH—The NC DREAM Team is strongly opposed to Rep. Dale Folwell (R-Forsyth) seeking statewide office. Folwell is a man with hate in his heart who believes the state’s best days are in the past.

“This is a man who has dedicated his life to harassing women, LGBTQ people, and immigrants,” said Viridiana Martinez, a member of the NC DREAM Team. “We will not be silent while Folwell continues his hateful and bigoted crusade.”

Folwell is proud of his record of rolling back the individual liberties of people who aren’t like him. With the Women’s Right to Know law, Folwell forces upon women his opinion of what they should do with their bodies when they seek an abortion. With the anti-family amendment, Folwell will attempt to ensure that only his antiquated definition of a family is recognized by the state. With the anti-immigrant bills he has supported, Folwell intends to criminalize people for feeding their families and going to school.

Folwell is not a man who can lead our state into the future; he is a man who wants to confine it to the past. As the immigrant youth of North Carolina, we stand against his candidacy. We urge all people of conscience in the state-and those who believe in the state’s future-to do the same.

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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 will escalate in our efforts to achieve a just reform that is acceptable to–and guided by–the voices of those directly affected by our broken immigration system.

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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

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