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PRESS ADVISORY: RALLY TODAY AT 6PM NO BABY JAILS



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6PM TODAY RALLY NO BABY JAILS


[Houston, TX] On Friday June 22, 2018 at 6:00pm at 419 Emancipation Houston, TX 77003 FIEL members, community members and elected officials will gather to protest the newly constructed children detention in Houston,

What: Rally NO BABY JAILS
Where: 419 Emancipation Houston, TX 77003
Time: 6:00pm
Date: Friday June 22, 2018

"We stand adamantly against the recently signed executive order because it will continue to detain children. This EO is only being used a political stunt to seem more ‘compassionate’ but at the end of the day CHILDREN WILL CONTINUE to be detained. We would hope that we can continue to push on the administration and congress to fix our broken immigration system so that no child has to be detained. We will continue with the planned actions we have since now families will be detained INDEFINITELY with their children and thus the deprivation of a child’s freedom is still at play. " – Cesar Espinosa Executive Director FIEL

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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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PRESS ADVISORY: Hernandez Family Prepares for Potential Deliberations in Thompson Murder Trial



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HERNANDEZ FAMILY PREPARES FOR POTENTIAL DELIBERATIONS IN THE THOMPSON MURDER TRIAL


[Houston, TX] On Thursday June 21, 2018 at 9:00am at the Harris County Courthouse located at 201 Caroline Houston TX 77003 the Hernandez Family, community leaders and FIEL representatives will gather to prepare for the possible start of deliberations in the Thompson’s murder trial. Ignacio Hernandez (John Hernandez’s father will be available for comment.)

What: Press conference With Hernandez Family
Where: 201 Caroline Houston, TX 77003
Date: Thursday June 21, 2018
Time: 9:00am

"We stand in support of the Hernandez family not only through the Thompson trial but through this new phase that begin the process of deliberation. We do not know when deliberations will begin but there are speculations that they will begin soon. We stand by the Hernandez family and hope we get #JusticeforJohn. No matter the outcome we ask for peace in our community so that the Hernandez family may get the peace that they deserve. " – Cesar Espinosa Executive Director FIEL

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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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PRESS ADVISORY: PRESS CONFERENCE 4PM UNDER NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER CHILDREN WILL STILL BE DETAINED



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UNDER NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER CHILDREN WILL STILL BE DETAINED


[Houston, TX] On Wenesday June 20, 2018 at 4:00pm at 419 Emancipation Houston, TX 77003 FIEL Members, community members and community leaders will gather to denounce the Executive Order President Tump just signed in regards to family separation

What: Press conference on Child Separation
Where: 419 Emancipation Houston, TX 77003
Time: 4:00pm
DATE Wednesday June 20, 2018

"We stand adamantly against the recently signed executive order because it will continue to detain children. This EO is only being used a political stunt to seem more ‘compassionate’ but at the end of the day CHILDREN WILL CONTINUE to be detained. We would hope that we can continue to push on the administration and congress to fix our broken immigration system so that no child has to be detained. We will continue with the planned actions we have since now families will be detained INDEFINITELY with their children and thus the deprivation of a child’s freedom is still at play. " – Cesar Espinosa Executive Director FIEL

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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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PESS ADVISORY: HOUSTON PRAYER VIGIL FOR DETAINED CHILDREN



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HOUSTON PRAYER VIGIL FOR DETAINED CHILDREN


[Houston, TX] On Sunday June 17 at 4pm at the corner of Emancipation and Prairie St (in Houston Texas) Community leaders, community member and families will gather to hold a prayer vigil and remind the federal government that children should not be detained.

"We condemn the federal governments actions of separating immigrant children from their parents. The fact that a new children detention center is being opened in the heart of downtown highlights the disheartening fact that more children are beign detained and thus a new center ie merited. We hope to continue to push the President and congress to act so that children will no longer neet to be incarcerated. " – Cesar Espinosa Executive Director FIEL

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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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MEDIA ADVISORY: JUNE 16 HOUSTON CELEBRATES IMMIGRANT HERITAGE MONTH

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June 13, 2018
Contact: Peter Boogaard, press
**Media Advisory**
June 16: Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month in Houston with Community Event, Public Art Installation
HOUSTON, TX – On Saturday, June 16, local leaders and community members from Houston will commemorate Immigrant Heritage Month (IHM) at an outdoor celebration and art installation at the Discovery Green Conservancy. June is Immigrant Heritage Month, and this event is one of several being held across the country to uplift the meaningful ways immigrants and their descendents have impacted the United States.

Houston locals will gather throughout the day to enjoy an interactive art installation. Participants will be encouraged to affix a flag that represents their ancestry to the art piece to honor their heritage. The day-long event is free and open to the public. More information is available here.

WHAT: Immigrant Heritage Month Community Celebration, Public Art Installation

WHEN: Saturday, June 16, 2018
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM CDT

WHERE: Discovery Green Conservancy (1500 McKinney, Houston, TX, 77010)

  • **The event will be held on Avenida De Las Americas (directly across from the George R. Brown Convention Center). Parking is available at the Avenida North and Avenida South parking garages.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact press.

About Immigrant Heritage Month: Immigrant Heritage Month (IHM) is a nationwide celebration of immigration in the United States, held annually in June since 2014. IHM is a product of Welcome.us, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to honoring the countless contributions made by immigrants to our communities, our economy, our culture, and our collective American identity. For more information, visit IAmAnImmigrant.com.
CESAR ESPINOSA Executive Director, FIEL HOUSTON INC
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Email: cespinosa
Website: www.fielhouston.org
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PRESS ADVISORY: WEDNESDAY JUNE 13 HERNANDEZ FAMILY GATHERS AS TERRY THOMPSON TRIAL STARTS #JUSTICEFORJOHN



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HERNANDEZ FAMILY GATHERS AS TERRY THOMPSON TRIAL STARTS #JUSTICEFORJOHN


[Houston, TX] On Wednesday JUNE 13, 2018 at 8:30am at the Harris Country Criminal Courthouse ( 201 Caroline Houston, TX 77002) The Hernandez Family, Community members and FIEL members will gather as day one of the Thompson case starts. Family and FIEL Spokespeople will be available for comment.

Over a year ago John Hernandez was murdered outside of a Denny’s by Terry Thompson and Shauna Thompson. Terry Thompson was the main aggressor in the situation. The loss of a family has been very traumatic for the entire Hernandez Family. The family, although they know they will not get John back they are calling for justice for their loved one. The family is committed to be present during court proceeding and at the end they want #JusticeforJohn.

"Our heart goes out to the Hernandez Family during this very difficult time. The community supports the Hernandez family and we will stand by them until we get #JusticeforJohn. We will be present every step of the way with the family and hope that we may get to a point where we can move past this as a community. John Presente!" – Cesar Espinosa Executive Director FIEL

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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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PRESS ADVISORY: WEDNESDAY JUNE 13 HERNANDEZ FAMILY GATHERS AS TERRY THOMPSON TRIAL STARTS #JUSTICEFORJOHN



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HERNANDEZ FAMILY GATHERS AS TERRY THOMPSON TRIAL STARTS #JUSTICEFORJOHN


[Houston, TX] On Wednesday JUNE 13, 2018 at 8:30am at the Harris Country Criminal Courthouse ( 201 Caroline Houston, TX 77002) The Hernandez Family, Community members and FIEL members will gather as day one of the Thompson case starts. Family and FIEL Spokespeople will be available for comment.

Over a year ago John Hernandez was murdered outside of a Denny’s by Terry Thompson and Shauna Thompson. Terry Thompson was the main aggressor in the situation. The loss of a family has been very traumatic for the entire Hernandez Family. The family, although they know they will not get John back they are calling for justice for their loved one. The family is committed to be present during court proceeding and at the end they want #JusticeforJohn.

"Our heart goes out to the Hernandez Family during this very difficult time. The community supports the Hernandez family and we will stand by them until we get #JusticeforJohn. We will be present every step of the way with the family and hope that we may get to a point where we can move past this as a community. John Presente!" – Cesar Espinosa Executive Director FIEL

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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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PRESS ADVISORY: COMMUNITY CALLS FOR HELP FOR GUATEMALA & TPS



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COMMUNITY CALLS FOR HELP FOR GUATEMALA AND TPS


[Houston, TX] On Sunday June 10, 2018 at 3:00pm at Restaurante Guatemala (3330 Hillcroft Houston, TX 77036) community members, community leaders, and elected officials will gather to ask for additional help for Guatemala and for TPS for Guatemalan Nationals.

After the eruption of the Volcan de Fuego the region has been left with a dire need for international aid. The people in Guatemala find themselves in a very difficult situation where they have limited access to even the most basic needs. Houston has come together and showed an amazing amount of support to the people in Guatemala. We still need help for people to help in the process of sending aid to the region.

Because of the events that have unfolded and because over 1,000,000 people have been displaced we are going to begin the process of petitioning the government to Expand TPS protection for Guatemalan Nationals.

"Our heart goes out to the people of Guatemala. We will continue to garner support to help the country back on its feets. We thank the Houston community for helping us thus far and look forward to the support we can garner to help get the supplies to their final destination. We also ask the federal government to recognize that at this point Guatemala could not handle a large influx of people so we request that they extend TPS protections to Guatemalan Nationals." – Cesar Espinosa Executive Director FIEL

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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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Press Advisory: Hernandez Family Gathers as Terry Thompson Trial Starts #JUSTICEFORJOHN



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HERNANDEZ FAMILY GATHERS AS TERRY THOMPSON TRIAL STARTS #JUSTICEFORJOHN


[Houston, TX] On Friday June 8, 2018 at 8am at the Harris Country Criminal Courthouse ( 201 Caroline Houston, TX 77002) The Hernandez Family, Community members and FIEL members will gather as day one of the Thompson case starts. Family and FIEL Spokespeople will be available for comment.

Over a year ago John Hernandez was murdered outside of a Denny’s by Terry Thompson and Shauna Thompson. Terry Thompson was the main aggressor in the situation. The loss of a family has been very traumatic for the entire Hernandez Family. The family, although they know they will not get John back they are calling for justice for their loved one. The family is committed to be present during court proceeding and at the end they want #JusticeforJohn.

"Our heart goes out to the Hernandez Family during this very difficult time. The community supports the Hernandez family and we will stand by them until we get #JusticeforJohn. We will be present every step of the way with the family and hope that we may get to a point where we can move past this as a community. John Presente!" – Cesar Espinosa Executive Director FIEL

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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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PRESS STATEMENT: FIEL CONDEMNS RAID IN OHIO



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FIEL CONDEMNS RAID IN OHIO


[Houston, TX] On Wednesday June 6 2018 in OHIO ICE raided a Gardening Company, through lying and misleading them, arresting more than 114 people. WE CONDEMN these actions as they send a shockwave to our community. FIEL Spokespeople are available for comment.

"We adamantly condemn the actions by ICE in targeting hard working class people. Many people are working in the industries that need migrant workers to fill these positions. By targeting companies and towns that rely heavily on migrant labor for sustenance ICE is not only hurting these migrant families but their towns and their neighbors. We hope that we don’t go back in time to the times where this becomes an everyday occurance in targeting working class people." – Cesar Espinosa Executive Director FIEL

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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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