FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cesar Espinosa (English)
Alain Cisneros (Español)
URGENT Families face Separation During the Holidays
Families of people picked up by ICE Tell their stories.
[Houston, TX] On Wednesday December 20, 2017 at 11:00am at FIEL Headquarters (6610 Harwin #214 Houston, TX 77036) TWO families of men who were picked up erroneously by ICE will tell their stories and how they are being separated from their loved ones. Family members and FIEL spokespeople will be available for comment.
Mr Everardo Cardoso and Mr Ruben Ramos were goign to work on December 12, 2017 were headed to work when they were intercepted by ICE and asked is they knew a person they were looking for. Upon saying "no" they themselves were questioned about their status. Upon them confessing they had no status they were detained by ICE. Both men have family in the U.S. and both have citizen children. The men can be deported at ANY TIME. The families will be present to tell their story.
"The situation that this family is becoming way to common in the recent months. Our office has been inundated with calls of similar stories with family memebers being caught up in the massive net ICE is casting." -Cesar Espinosa Executive Director FIEL.
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.