#FreedomNOTReform: Refugee Mothers and Children Demand their Freedom this 4th of July Press Conference/RALLY!!

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In the light of the 4th of July festivities, a day that allegedly represents “freedom” and “independence”, detained mothers and their children as well as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) immigrants unite to demand freedom for all detainees, as well as demand an end to family detention. Exactly one year after the beginning of the “Central American refugee crisis,” many refugee mothers and children across the United States are still being unjustly held in family detention centers, and we demand their freedom once and for all.

During the last two weeks, DHS has released new guidelines to “improve” the conditions of detained families and transgender migrants. In one statement, Secretary Jeh C. Johnson acknowledged the inefficiency of long term detention, and the need to discontinue this practice; however, more than 2,500 mothers and their children continue to languish indefinitely in detention camps. While the U.S. government celebrates its independence, they deny freedom of thousands of mothers and children and over 30 thousand other detainees in detention. We want to send a clear message that there is no humane way to detain families: We want #FreedomNOTReform!

This July 2, 2015, family members of detainees, community organizers, and other immigrant and human rights advocates will be delivering this message to the media and general public in front of the Los Angeles Federal Building. This effort, led by the Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees and Families, is being supported by other organizations that are working with families directly affected by detention, such as: IDEPSCA, CARECEN, Familia Trans Queer Liberation Movement (TQLM), StopLAPDSpying Coalition, ACRAS, May Day Trans Queer Contingent, Homies Unidos, Union del Barrio, UCLA Labor Center, KIWA, National Lawyers Guild, and LA-CAN. Family members of mothers who have been detained will also join us. 

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  • July 02, 2015 at 9am – 11am
  • Los Angeles Federal Building
    300 N Los Angeles St
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    United States
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Nancy Za Jasmin Iraheta Yaneth Rodriguez Carlos Anílber Rivas Maradiaga Jonathan Perez Jasmine Lavender Bill Barowski Felicia Gomez Domenica Castillo Daisey Miranda Luis Morales Susan Alva Luz Maria Flores Gress Mondragón Seleny Raquel Rodriguez Maria Rodriguez Hugo Gonzalez Freddie Spruell Mayra Rangel Aloni Bonita Erendirani Aviles Kuusela Hilo Daniel Carrillo Shruti Purkayastha Nancy Zuniga Iris Rodriguez Vanessa Lopez Lindsay Toczylowski Mariana Mendoza Ivan Villanueva Jaye Jo Jennifer Carcamo Gabriela De La Cruz Cristina Pineda Kency Cornejo Alfonso El Profe Sg Portillo Facundo Rompe Maegan La Mala Ortiz Rebecca Gonzales Lizette Hernández Angela Sanbrano Jesus Flores Rodriguez Kryssia Campos Ednita Sandoval Norma Potter Noemi Gil Esther Portillo-Gonzales

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Nancy Za
Jasmin Iraheta
Yaneth Rodriguez
Carlos Anílber Rivas Maradiaga
Jonathan Perez
Jasmine Lavender
Bill Barowski
Felicia Gomez
Domenica Castillo
Daisey Miranda
Luis Morales
Susan Alva
Luz Maria Flores
Gress Mondragón
Seleny Raquel Rodriguez
Maria Rodriguez
Hugo Gonzalez
Freddie Spruell
Mayra Rangel
Aloni Bonita
Erendirani Aviles
Kuusela Hilo
Daniel Carrillo
Shruti Purkayastha
Nancy Zuniga
Iris Rodriguez
Vanessa Lopez
Lindsay Toczylowski
Mariana Mendoza
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