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Groups to Deliver Petition to the White House Calling on President Obama to Halt the Raids and Give Relief to Refugee Families from Central America

For Planning Purposes: Monday, February 1, 2016
Contact: Carlos Vogel, 202-239-2133, cvogel@cccaction.org

The Administration’s Unwillingness to End Raids is Unacceptable

(WASHINGTON) — Immigrant rights, social justice, and faith groups, along with directly impacted families will hold a press conference in front of the White House on Tuesday, February 2nd to deliver a petition with more than 130,000 signatures calling on President Obama to end deportation raids against refugee families from Central America and provide them with Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

Along with the petition signatures, a letter addressed to President Obama with over 75 organizational signers from across the country will also be delivered. The solidarity letter is organized by the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC), Korean American Resource & Cultural Center (KRCC), Korean Resource Center (KRC), National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), and the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC).

The groups participating in the petition delivery include: the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), Reform Immigration FOR America (RI4A), CREDO Action, Southeast Immigrant Rights Network (SEIRN), Church World Service (CWS), Presente.org, Center for Popular Democracy Action, Just Foreign Policy, America’s Voice, National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), CASA in Action, and impacted families.

Press Conference Details:

WHO:   Alma Couverthie, Senior Director of Organizing, Casa de Maryland / FIRM

             Rev. Sharon Stanley-Rea, Director of Refugee and Immigration Ministries

             for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Quyen Dinh, Executive Director, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center   

             (SEARAC)

             Directly Impacted Families

WHAT:   Delivery of Petition to the White House Calling on President Obama to

               Halt the Raids and Give Relief to Refugee Families from Central America 

WHEN:   Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EST.

WHERE:   In front of the White House (Lafayette Park side)

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