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PRESS STATEMENT: THOMPSON TRIAL NEW DATE #JUSTICEFORJOHN



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Contact:
Cesar Espinosa
832-512-3733
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Alain Cisneros (Español)
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STATEMENT NEW TRIAL DATE

[Houston, TX] Terry Thompson charged with the murder of John Hernandez will go on trial again on October 8, 2018. FIEL spokespeople and other community supporters are available for comment.

"We continue to stand by the Hernandez family in their fight to get Justice for John Hernandez. We would hope that did not have to endure this painful procedure once more but we understand that to get justice we must go through the court process. The family feels glad that their sons murderer will go on trial again and they would like for this new trial to be done in a diligent manner. " – 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 ON DACA HEARING



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Contact:
Cesar Espinosa
832-512-3733
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Alain Cisneros (Español)
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STATEMENT ON DACA HEARING

[Houston, TX] On Wednesday August 8, 2018 Judge Hanen heard arguments on the DACA case pending before federal court. At this time judge Hanen has made no ruling and in fact has asked for additional evidence. FIEL spokespeople are available for comment.

"We are positive in the community’s efforts and the legal team’s efforts to keep DACA alive. We know that this judged has ruled negatively on immigration reform but we hope that he considers the full merits of this case and allows the DACa program to keep functioning as is. We hope that we may have a positive resolved and that in the end we continue to fight for what we really need which is a permanent solution for DREAMers and their families. " – 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 9AM FARAZ HAS BEEN RELEASED! #FREEFARAZ #FARAZISFREE



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Contact:
Cesar Espinosa
832-512-3733
cespinosa
Alain Cisneros (Español)
acisneros

FARAZ HAS BEEN RELEASED! #FARAZISFREE
Student in detention is now free and will fight his case

[Houston, TX] On Thursday August 2, 2018 at 9:00am at FIEL Headquarters (6610 Harwin #238 Houston, TX 77036) Faraz Hussain, his family, and supporters will gather to tell the tale of his ordeal and the weeks he spent in detention. We will also be requesting for the government to stay his removal . FIEL spokespeople and the Hussein Family will be 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 was being held there until he underwent a credible fear test. He has undergone the ttest and was released late Tuesday night. Mr Faraz will now continue to fight his case in hopes of remaining in the country.

"We are happy that Mr Faraz has been released but we all understand that he now faces a long legal road ahead of him. We do not know what will happen next but we will continue to stand by the family in the process. It is important to point out that Mr Faraz was her eon a student visa at the time of his detention and it was at officer discretion that we has detained. We stand by our Muslim brother and will fight for all communities facing immigration uncertainty. " – 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: FARAZ HAS BEEN RELEASED! #FREEFARAZ #FARAZISFREE



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Contact:
Cesar Espinosa
832-512-3733
cespinosa
Alain Cisneros (Español)
acisneros

FARAZ HAS BEEN RELEASE! #FARAZISFREE
Student in detention is now free and will fight his case

[Houston, TX] On Thursday August 2, 2018 at 9:00am at FIEL Headquarters (6610 Harwin #238 Houston, TX 77036) Faraz Hussain, his family, and supporters will gather to tell the tale of his ordeal and the weeks he spent in detention. We will also be requesting for the government to stay his removal . FIEL spokespeople and the Hussein Family will be 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 was being held there until he underwent a credible fear test. He has undergone the ttest and was released late Tuesday night. Mr Faraz will now continue to fight his case in hopes of remaining in the country.

"We are happy that Mr Faraz has been released but we all understand that he now faces a long legal road ahead of him. We do not know what will happen next but we will continue to stand by the family in the process. It is important to point out that Mr Faraz was her eon a student visa at the time of his detention and it was at officer discretion that we has detained. We stand by our Muslim brother and will fight for all communities facing immigration uncertainty. " – 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: DACA Program could end on August 8



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Contact:
Cesar Espinosa
832-512-3733
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Alain Cisneros (Español)
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DACA PROGRAM COULD END ON AUGUST 8
DACA recipients are encouraged to renew

[Houston, TX] On Wednesday August 1, 2018 at at 11:00 am at FIEL Headquarters (6610 Harwin #214 Houston, TX 77036) at the FIEL Legal team and FIEL representatives will discuss the possible scenarios for the DACA program after the August 8th federal hearing.

After President Trump cancelled the DACA program in September of 2017 there have been many legal challenges to the decision. On August 8th the DACA Case will go to a federal court in TX where judge Hanen will decided the faith of the program. If removed the program would leave 689,000 immigrant youth without an protection.

"We are anxious to know what the future may hold for the immigrant community as a whole but are gravely concerned as to what might happen to this particular population of people who have joined the work force have bought cars and home etc. We will continue to fight until we gain a permanent solution for the DREAMERS and their families. We encourage all DACA recipients to renew their protection at their discretion. " – 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: DACA PROGRAM COULD END ON AUGUST 8



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Contact:
Cesar Espinosa
832-512-3733
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Alain Cisneros (Español)
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DACA PROGRAM COULD END ON AUGUST 8
DACA recipients are encouraged to renew

[Houston, TX] On Wednesday August 1, 2018 at at 11:00 am at FIEL Headquarters (6610 Harwin #214 Houston, TX 77036) at the FIEL Legal team and FIEL representatives will discuss the possible scenarios for the DACA program after the August 8th federal hearing.

After President Trump cancelled the DACA program in September of 2017 there have been many legal challenges to the decision. On August 8th the DACA Case will go to a federal court in TX where judge Hanen will decided the faith of the program. If removed the program would leave 689,000 immigrant youth without an protection.

"We are anxious to know what the future may hold for the immigrant community as a whole but are gravely concerned as to what might happen to this particular population of people who have joined the work force have bought cars and home etc. We will continue to fight until we gain a permanent solution for the DREAMERS and their families. We encourage all DACA recipients to renew their protection at their discretion. " – 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 TODAY 3:00PM WITH Cindy Madrid and her daughter Allison Ximena



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Contact:
Cesar Espinosa
832-512-3733
cespinosa
Alain Cisneros (Español)
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PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY 3:00PM
WITH Cindy Madrid and her daughter Allison Ximena
(Mother and Daughter reunited at IAH)

[Houston, TX] On Friday July 13, 2018 at 3pm at CRECEN (6601 Hillcroft #125 Houston, TX 77081) Cindy Madrid, Allisson Ximena (child separated by zero tolerance policy) Community leaders and Community supporters will gather to support the family and talk about the conditions which these families are facing in detention. FIEL, CRECEN and the attorney will be available for comment.

Allison was at the center of this recording that made international news: https://www.npr.org/2018/06/22/622475099/children-heard-crying-in-detention-center-audio-recording

What: Press Conference with Cindy Madrid and Allison Ximena
Where: 6601 Hillcroft #125 Houston TX 77081
Time: 3:00pm
Date: Friday July 13, 2018

"We are glad that this child has been returned to her mother but also understand that they now face a very long legal fight ahead of them. We also will continue to fight until every child detained is reunited with their parents. We have yet to see what consequences these separations will have on children in the long run. We will continue to support the families in any way we can. " – 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 1:00PM 7/9/218 COMMUNITY UNITES TO #FREEFARAZ



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Contact:
Cesar Espinosa
832-512-3733
cespinosa
Alain Cisneros (Español)
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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

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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: 1PM PRESS CONF Community United to #FRESSFARAZ



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Contact:
Cesar Espinosa
832-512-3733
cespinosa
Alain Cisneros (Español)
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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

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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: Houston Rallies to End Family Separation



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Contact:
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832-512-3733
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Alain Cisneros (Español)
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Houston Rallies to End Family Separation

Houstonians to Meet, March from City Hall to Ted Cruz’s Office

On June 30th a “Families Belong Together” national day of action will take place with more than 600 events in all 50 states, and an anchor protest in Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. Tens of thousands of people across the nation are expected to participate in the action, with the focus on opposing the separation and detention of immigrant families.

Houston’s rally will take place at City Hall, where a #HoustonStrong crowd will hear stories from those affected by family separation and march to the office of Senator Ted Cruz.

Who:

FIEL

CAIR Texas
Pantsuit Republic State

Black Lives Matter Houston

Indivisible Houston

Pantsuit Republic Houston
AFL-CIO

TOP

Houston – Democratic Socialists of America

Texas Organizing Project

Rothko Chapel
Clinic Access Support Network
#HoustonStrong people seeking to keep families together

What: National Day of Action Against Family Separation and Deportation

When: Saturday, June 30th, 10:00 AM

Where:

Demands for this event focus on pro-family policies:

  • Reunite families now
    Permanently end family separation and immediately reunify those that have been separated.

  • End family detention
    Children and families deserve due process, not indefinite imprisonment. Children do not belong in baby cages and internment-like camps. Family incarceration is not the solution to family separation.

  • End ‘Zero Tolerance
    Reverse the Trump administration’s policy that created this crisis and chaos to begin with. Parents should not be criminally prosecuted for doing what all parents do, which is bring their children to safety. This horrible nightmare for families will only end when Trump permanently stops his 100% prosecution policy.

  • No Muslim Ban Ever
    The recent iteration of the Muslim Ban is an attack on civil rights and democracy.

  • Abolish ICE
    Bring the deportation machine to a halt in favor of a more just approach to immigration policy that recognizes the humanity in everyone. Stop tearing families apart.

  • Clean DREAM Act
    Welcome DREAMers to our country and our society so they can live in peace with their families.

  • End private prisons and accompanying donations
    Congressional representatives in Texas take more private prison money from corporate detention centers such as GEO Group than any other representatives. These funds incentivize mistreatment and family separation.

    #KeepFamiliesTogether
    #FamiliesBelongTogether
    #EndFamilySeparation
    #AbolishICE
    #NoMuslimBanEver

CONTACT

Daniel J. Cohen

indivisiblehou

559-744-3896

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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