[Marxism] Protest TODAY (4/8) against mass deportation of South Asian asylum seekers
amithrgupta at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 00:46:44 MDT 2016
Please publicize and consider attending the protest described below.
Facebook event page here <https://www.facebook.com/events/190377861348530/>
Today, asylum seekers, former detainees and hunger strikers, and community
members will hold a symbolic funeral in Jackson Heights to commemorate
those who have been deported to life threatening danger, to highlight the
Obama administration’s #Deported2Death
<https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/deported2death> policies, and to continue
to pressure Congressional leaders, Candidates, the Department of Homeland
Security, and the State Department to stop these deportations and protect
the lives of asylum-seekers.
Over the last few months, the Obama Administration has deported people
seeking asylum back to their deaths in Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala,
and now to India, Bangladesh, Eritrea, amongst other countries.
On late Sunday night, DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving) received a call
from a detainee at Florence detention center reporting several busloads of
South Asian men who had been transferred there en masse were being loaded
on to buses in the middle of the night. By Monday afternoon, many of the
asylum-seekers were listed as “no longer in custody” in the detainee
tracker, a status associated with either being released or deported.
Join us this Friday in holding a funeral on Diversity Plaza in Jackson
Heights to mourn, to show our outrage, to pressure the government to ensure
the safety of these migrants, and to demand an end to unjust detentions and
For more info, see http://www.notonemoredeportation.com/2016/04/05/
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