Gov Baker: Pick a side! Stand up for Francisco & all immigrants!
[Tomorrow, Tuesday the 15th, 11:45AM at the State House steps] Emergency rally Gov Baker: Ya Basta! Pick a side- Free Francisco, defend DACA & TPS and protect immigrant families!
Dear supporters of Keep Francisco Home,
On Monday July 31st, Francisco and his wife and family welcomed a beautiful baby boy, Josue Mateo Rodriguez. We congratulate the family and send them blessings and love. But it was a bittersweet moment for the family to be separated. Francisco and his attorney asked for a 24 hour release with an ankle bracelet from ICE and ICE denied this simple humanitarian request forcing Francisco to miss the birth of his son. ICE always has the discretion to release Francisco and we needed Gov Baker to step in and act but he was silent!
Since we first rallied on the State House steps on the July 20th, Gov Baker has not stepped in to ask ICE for Francisco’s release from detention. Instead, during this time, he proposed an ICE detainer bill that targets immigrants even after the highest court in Massachusetts ruled court officers do not have authority to hold people on ICE detainers.
Enough is enough– what side is Gov Baker on? Now it’s the time to stand up for immigrant justice!
Tomorrow is the anniversary of DACA, which 800,000 young immigrants rely on to work, study and stay in the only home they’ve known. We’re calling on Gov Baker to protect DACA and immigrants against this xenophobic White House.
323,000 Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries who make up 4% of the foreign born population also risk losing their status in the six months. Gov Baker needs to step up and call DHS and the Trump administration to voice his support for protecting immigrants with TPS status.
Tomorrow, Tuesday the 15th at 11:45AM, at the State House steps, please join us for an emergency rally to call on Governor Baker to stand on the side of justice and to support Francisco and immigrant workers just like him. We demand Gov Baker support Massachusetts immigrant residents and their families by defending DACA, defending TPS, killing his anti-immigrant ICE detainer bill and supporting the Safe Communities bill. Enough is enough/Ya basta!
Gov Baker: Ya Basta! Pick a side- Free Francisco, defend DACA & TPS and protect immigrant families!
Tuesday, August 15th
State House Steps
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1880364758957134/