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Press Statement: Juan Fracisco Rodriguez Adoptive father receives a year Reprieve


PRESS STATEMENT

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Contact:

Cesar Espinosa (English)
832-512-3733

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Alain Cisneros (Español)

832-503-3689

Email: acisneros

JUAN FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ ADOPTIVE FATHER

RECEIVES A YEAR REPRIEVE

[Houston, TX] Today MONDAY December 11, 2017 at 9:30 am at ICE (126 Northpoint Dr Houston, TX) Juan Francisco Rodriguez went to his ICE check in and immigration gave him a one year reprieve so he may stay with his children. FIEL spokespeople are available for comment.

" We are thankful to the presiding officer in this case for taking this particular situation into account and allowing Mr. Rodriguez to stay with his children for another year. We hope that we can continue to assist the family so that they may continue to stay together. ." Cesar Espinosa FIEL Executive Director.

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

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CESAR ESPINOSA Executive Director, FIEL HOUSTON INC
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Email: cespinosa
Website: www.fielhouston.org
Address: 6610 Harwin #214 Houston, TX 77036

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Press Advisory: Adoptive Father of 3 to turn himself into ICE


PRESS ADVISORY

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Contact:

Cesar Espinosa (English)
832-512-3733

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Alain Cisneros (Español)

832-503-3689

Email: acisneros

ADOPTIVE FATHER OF 3 TO TURN HIMSELF INTO ICE

[Houston, TX] ON MONDAY December 11, 2017 at 9:30 am at ICE (126 Northpoint Dr Houston, TX) an adoptive father of 3 young children is said to turn himself in.

On Monday December 11, Juan Rodriguez 33 years old and DACA Eligible person is said to turn himself into ICE after being caught up in a raid. He has adopted his nieces and nephews after his sister was institutionalized because of a mental health condition. If Mr Rodriguez gets deported his "children" will be separated from the only parental entity they know and could potentially be split up to foster care.

" More and more we see this happening. We will keep an eye on this case and give and update of Mr Roriguez’s case after his check in.." Cesar Espinosa FIEL Executive Director.

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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


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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 Release: Woodscape Tenants Fight For their Rights.


PRESS RELEASE

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Contact:

Cesar Espinosa (English)
832-512-3733

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Alain Cisneros (Español)

832-503-3689

Email: acisneros

Woodscape Tenants Fight for Their Rights.

[Houston, TX] On Friday December 8, 2017 at 10:30am at Woodscape Apartments ( 9707 S. Gessner Houston, TX 77071) FIEL will join community members to denounce anomalies in charges being made to tenants. Apartment Tenants and FIEL spokespeople will be available for comment.

Harvey hit Houston August 2017 and it devastated all Houstonians.Many people had no other choice but to return to these damaged homes, since they are low income families.

Wendy Escobar,married and a mother of two,is a resident at the woodscape apartments. She has had a very difficult time trying to recover from the hurricane. She was not able to receive any assistance from either FEMA or the red cross. Fortunately FIEL was able to provide her with a $150 gift card for harvey relief, and later on with $400 money order to pay for her rent. Unfortunately, when she went to pay her rent she realized they deducted her water bill instead, which left her still owing her rent for that month. Like Wendy many other tenants are being charged abusive prices for their water bills totaling $150+ every month and $50 recurrent late fees.

The woodscape apartments have many problems ,their buildings needs major repairs.

Tenants have reported water leakage from broken pipes, which are exposed outside of the complex. Because of the broken pipes, tenants have also had drainage back up into their homes leaving them with serious water damage and creating mold . Aside from the mold, residents here are also dealing with a large infestation of roaches, bedbugs, and rodents,. posing serious health hazards for many of families, especially for infants and senior citizens.

On monday through thursdays between 1:00 pm. to 5:00pm tenants have also complained about having the no water service in their homes and have resorted to filling up extra containers to use during those times, and some apartments have no proper air conditioning.

Management has shown a lack of support in helping to resolve these issues, and on the contrary have been intimidating their tenants with illegal evictions and charging them outrages prices for their water bill, without giving them any proper billing documentation.

FIEL in support of the residents at the woodscape apartments will be holding a press conference to address these issues, and protest to the main office to demand them to show us a master bill for their water utility, and deliver “Tenant’s Notice to Repair” letters to the landlord.

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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


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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: DREAMers Visit John Culberson


PRESS ADVISORY

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Contact:

Cesar Espinosa (English)
832-512-3733

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Alain Cisneros (Español)

832-503-3689

Email: acisneros

DREAMERS VISIT JOHN CULBERSON

Urge him to vote yes on the DREAM Act

[Houston, TX] On Thursday December 7th 2017 at 11:00am at John Culberson’s (10000 Memorial, Houston, TX 77024) DREAMers, community member and allies will visit John Culberson’s office to petition for him to vote YES on a clean DREAM Act

We have been calling the voters of CD7 so they can call Congressman John Culberson and ask him to vote YES on a Clean DREAM Act. We have also been engaging his constituents at other forums and will hold him accountable during the midterm elections.

What: Visit to John Culberson’s Office
When: December 7, 2017
Time: 11:00am
Address: 10000 Memorial Dr. Houston, TX 77024

"We are urging Congressman Culberson to vote YES on a Clean DREAM Act. We want to remind Congressman Culberson that we have been engaging with the voters of CD7 over the last few months and we will hold him accountable in the midterm elections." – Cesar Espinosa FIEL Executive Director.

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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

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Press Release: DREAMERS Phone Banking for CD7 Tonight 6PM


PRESS RELEASE

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Contact:

Cesar Espinosa (English)
832-512-3733

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Alain Cisneros (Español)

832-503-3689

Email: acisneros

DREAMERS PHONE BANKING FOR CD7

[Houston, TX] On Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 6:00pm at FIEL Headquarters (6610 Harwin #214 Houston, TX 77036) FIEL Volunteers will be hosting a phone bank calling the voters on CD7. FIEL Spokespeople, volunteers and dreamers will be available for comment.
We are going to be calling the voters of CD7 so they can call Congressman John Culberson and ask him to vote YES on a Clean DREAM Act.

What: Phone bank for CD7
When: December 6, 2017
Time: 6:00pm
Address: 6610 Harwin #214 Houston, TX 77036

"We are urging Congressman Culberson to vote YES on a Clean DREAM Act. We want yo remind Congressman Culberson that we have been engaging with the voters of CD7 over the last few months and we will hold him accountable in the midterm elections." – Cesar Espinosa FIEL Executive Director.

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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 Release: UPDATE HE HAS BEEN FOUND Family looking for son.


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Cesar Espinosa (English)
832-512-3733

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Alain Cisneros (Español)

832-503-3689

Email: acisneros

Family Looking for Son HAS BEEN FOUND

He was found approximately t 8am today. We will give an update later today. The family thanks the community for all their support!

[Houston, TX] The Duque family from 5th ward need the community’s help in finding their 20 year old son Isaac Duque who suffers from Schizophrenia. On Wednesday November 29, 2017 he disappeared from the house located at 1503 Sydnor St, Houston Texas 77020 and hasn’t been found yet. Family members and church members will be on hand to give more details.
Isaac Duque had a gray shirt and shorts on with black tennis shoes with white lines. He is 5′ 8", weighs 240 lbs, last seen at the intersection of Lyons Street and Highway 59.

The search for Isaac Duque will begin:

When: November 30, 2017
Who: Family members, friends and local church members.
Time: 10:00 AM
Address: 1503 Sydnor, St Houston Texas 77020

We ask the the media helps to share the Duque’s story. More info can be found in this link.

https://www.facebook.com/142238305933518/photos/rpp.142238305933518/901442363346438/?type=3&theater

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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: Family Looking for Son


PRESS ADVISORY

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Contact:

Cesar Espinosa (English)
832-512-3733

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Alain Cisneros (Español)

832-503-3689

Email: acisneros

Family Looking for Son

[Houston, TX] The Duque family from 5th ward need the community’s help in finding their 20 year old son Isaac Duque who suffers from Schizophrenia. On Wednesday November 29, 2017 he disappeared from the house located at 1503 Sydnor St, Houston Texas 77020 and hasn’t been found yet. Family members and church members will be on hand to give more details.
Isaac Duque had a gray shirt and shorts on with black tennis shoes with white lines. He is 5′ 8", weighs 240 lbs, last seen at the intersection of Lyons Street and Highway 59.

The search for Isaac Duque will begin:

When: November 30, 2017
Who: Family members, friends and local church members.
Time: 10:00 AM
Address: 1503 Sydnor, St Houston Texas 77020

We ask the the media helps to share the Duque’s story. More info can be found in this link.

https://www.facebook.com/142238305933518/photos/rpp.142238305933518/901442363346438/?type=3&theater

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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: RE JOHN HERNANDEZ THOMPSON’S NOV 16 COURT DATE


PRESS ADVISORY

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Contact:

Cesar Espinosa (English)
832-512-3733

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Alain Cisneros (Español)

832-503-3689

Email: acisneros

JOHN HERNANDEZ

THOMPSON’S NOVEMBER 16 COURT DATE

[Houston, TX] On Thursday November 16, 2017 at 8:00a.m at 201 Caroline Street Houston, TX 77002 The Family of John Hernandez, supporters and community leaders will gather to witness the court hearings. After Harvey the courts were delayed. Family and FIEL spokespeople will be available for comment before, during and after the hearing.

On May 28 Mr Hernandez was at a Denny’s in Crosby where for an unknown reason he was confronted by the Thompson’s. An altercation ensued and Mr. Hernandez ended up dead as a result of the altercation.
"This is one of many court appearances the Thompson’s will have. We hope to continue to support the family in any way we can to make sure we get #justiceforJohn " Cesar Espinosa, FIEL Executive Director.

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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 RELEASE: DINNER FOR HOMELESS VETS TONIGHT

CONTACT:

Ronald Castro

7138705590

DINNER FOR HOMELESS VETS

Community comes together on veterans day

[Houston TX] On Saturday November 11, 2017 beginning at 4pm (until 7pm) at Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen (2009 Congress Houston, TX ) Veterans community members and students will gather to provide dinner for the homeless vets of Downtown Houston.

The last 3 years my friends ands and I have especially felt a need to help our HOMELESS VETERANS. We feel that on Veterans Day they should not be hungry. I know that there are many free meals being offered to us veterans but many times our homeless veterans are not able to go to restuarants or do not have rides.

What: Dinner is Veterans Day

When: Saturday 11/11/17

Time: 4-7 PM

Where: Loaves and Fish Soup Kitchen

2009 Congress Houston, TX

Partnered with"

Humanitarian Society

Serve Team Houston

Houston Millenials

Sam Houston High School Alumni Association

Re Build Spring Branch

US NAVY

The Michoacana

Rub’em Out Kookerz

"I have been downtown to help feed homeless people every month for the last 6 years. Over the years I have met many great people who have come on hard times. So we are bringing good food to them. And good conversation. We are going to sit down and eat with our military brothers and sisters and share a meal with them. The goal is to not only prepare a great meal for them show them that the Houston community still loves them." -Ronald Castro Veteran and event Organizer

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PRESS ADVISORY: SAVE THE CHILDREN and FIEL PARTNER TO HELP KIDS AFFECTED BY HARVEY

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:

English: Cesar Espinosa | 832-512-3733 | cespinosa@fielhouston.org
Spanish: Alain Cisneros | 832-503-3689 | acisneros@fielhouston.org

[Houston, TX] On Saturday October 21, 2017 at 10:00am at FIEL Headquarters (6610 Harwin #214 Houston, TX 77036) Save the Children and FIEL will partner up to distribute items for toddlers for families affected by Hurricane Harvey. We will be giving away strollers, car seats play pens etc. to some of the most vulnerable families in Houston. FIEL Spokespeople and Save the Children Spokespeople will be available for comment.

“We are very excited to partner up with Save The Children to bring this assistance to some of the most needing families in the Houston Area. Hurricane Harvey had a devastating effect in many communities. In essence these people have lost everything so whatever assistance we can provide to them is of the up1most importance. ” Cesar Espinosa, FIEL Executive Director.

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About 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. For more information visit our website www.fielhouston.org

 

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

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