June 28 Day of Action: National Day to Stop Separating FamiliesJun 24 2014 Press Center
For Immediate Release: June 24, 2014
Contact: Sundrop Carter, 610-217-8222, firstname.lastname@example.org
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June 28 Day of Action: National Day to Stop Separating Families
One Hundred and Fifty Pennsylvania Residents Gear Up for Rally at York County Prison
York, PA–This Saturday, June 28th, will be the National Day to Stop Separating Families, a day when immigrant families and advocates team up with organizations across the movement and the country to take a stand against rampant family separation caused by deportations in immigrant communities. Families who have suffered the pain of separation and deportation will be speaking in front of York County Prison, one of the largest detention centers housing immigrant detainees in the region, to call on President Obama to take immediate action to stop needless family separations.
“America’s broken immigration system separates thousands of families every single week. The failure to act to stop this crisis – from both the House Republicans and President Obama – is a moral outrage, and our movement is making good on our promise to take action on our deadline”, said Sundrop Carter, Organizing Director at the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition. “For Congress we issued a June 28th deadline, which they’re dangerously close to missing. From the President, we demand action now to stop the immoral and painful deportation of family members he promised to fight for.”
On Saturday, immigrant families and allies are coming out in force to show their determination and focus on increasing political pressure to stop family separation.
WHAT: Press Conference and Rally to Stop Separating Families
WHEN: Saturday, June 28th, 11:15 am
WHERE: York County Prison, 3400 Concord Rd, York PA 17402
Sponsoring organizations: Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition, New Sanctuary Movement, Unitarian Universalist Pennsylvania Legislative Action Network
For more information see: www.StopSeparatingFamilies.org and www.paimmigrant.org