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Community unites to #FREEFARAZ
[Houston, TX] On Monday July 9, 2018 at 1:00pm at Core Civic detention center (15850 Export Plaza Houston, TX 77032) family members, community members and community leaders will gather to ask for the Faraz’s release. FIEL Spokespeople are available for comment
On July 3rd, 2018, Mohammad Sarfaraz Hussain was arrested by TSA and placed in an ICE detention center. He is here on a student visa. TSA officer threatened to deport his family and forced him to sign a paper that relinquished his rights and was sent to an ICE detention center. He is being held there until he under goes a credible fear test; after which he will be deported to Pakistan.
"We believe that Faraz obtained bad legal advise which put him in this very delicate situation. We hope that ICE uses it’s discretion on this case and grants Faraz a stay of removal while his credible fear applications makes its way through the system. The family has expressed to us that Faraz is afraid to go back to his country of origin out of fear of persecution. We will support the family and our muslim brothers and sisters in making sure their rights are asserted." – 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.