This Father's Day, we honor our PARENTS!
According to a study by Congressman José Serrano (D-NY), more than 100,000 parents of U.S. citizen children have been deported since 1998. These numbers are grossly underestimated, since Immigration is not required to ask whether someone has U.S. citizen children before deporting them. The system we have today does not take into account the needs and rights of U.S. citizen children.
HELP US MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD!
We are youth raised in New York City who want to see our families stay together in the U.S. Our parents help us with homework, care for us, and give us a loving and nurturing environment to grow. We need our parents here with us! Help us keep our families together!
We support the Child Citizen Protection Act (CCPA), legislation introduced by Congressman José Serrano. The CCPA would give immigration judges the power to take into consideration the best interests of U.S. citizen children when a parent is facing deportation.
JOIN US FOR FATHER'S DAY!
What: Father's Day Vigil
Where: 26 Federal Plaza (Broadway and Worth St.)
Trains: 4,5,6 City Hall; Brooklyn Bridge
When: Saturday June 18th 2011 at 2pm
Who: Children and families who have lost a loved one due to deportation, local elected officials, faith leaders, and YOU!
For more information about the Child Citizen Protection Act (HR 250), please contact Families for Freedom: www.familiesforfreedom.org/httpdocs/americankids.html 646-290-5551
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