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PRESS RELEASE: IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY HOLDS VIGIL FOR SB4 and HOUSTON


PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

Cesar Espinosa (English)
832-512-3733

cespinosa


Alain Cisneros (Español)

832-503-3689

Email: acisneros

VIGIL FOR SB4 & HOUSTON
AMID THE STORM GOOD NEWS COMES

[Houston, TX] On August 31, 2017 at 6:00pm at FIEL Headquarters 6610 Harwin #214 Houston , TX 77036 Immigrant families, students, religious leaders and allies will be gathering to hold a vigil for the Injunction on SB4 and for the recent events with Harvey and Houston. Families and FIEL spokespeople will be available for comment.

San Antonio Federal Judge Orlando Garcia has rules a majority of SB 4 provisions, including the one that forces local police departments to inquire about immigration status, have been block and rules as unconstitutional. Law enforcement officers will not be punished in not inquiring immigration status. Furthermore, local municipalities and police departments are no longer forced to comply with ICE detainers come September 1st, 2017. We know the defendants of this case might look to counter this legal but for now, the battle makes it way to the 5th Circuit Court, in Louisiana.

"Amid all the bad news this week and amid the storm which we just went through the injunction against SB4 is a sign of relief for the member of the undocumented community in the State of Texas. Many immigrants were worried about the effects of the storm during these times but at the same time an internal storm was brewing with them being worried about their status. We hope to open a space tonight to be able to provide people with information as well as to provide a space for folks to be be able to know how they can assist in recovery efforts around the City of Houston " Cesar Espinosa Executive Director, FIEL Houston.

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FIEL: Immigrant Families and Students in the Struggle is an organization that advocates for just laws for immigrant families,

access to higher education for all people regardless of immigration status and for the rights of all people in unjust situations.

www.fielhouston.org

Twitter: @fielhouston

Facebook: facebook.com/fielhou

CESAR ESPINOSA Executive Director, FIEL HOUSTON INC
photo Phone: (713)364-3435
Email: cespinosa
Website: www.fielhouston.org
Address: 6610 Harwin #214 Houston, TX 77036

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