VICTORY for Immigrant Families in NYC and Across the Country!
At the end of 2014, César Pérez’s father was assaulted. Despite his innocence, police detained his father on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) due to his immigration status. However, in November, after years of campaigning and leadership from MRNY and CPD, Cesar and New York City families won a huge victory as Mayor de Blasio signed landmark legislation that stops the City from holding people for ICE without a federal warrant and evicts ICE’s office from Rikers jail.
Just days later, President Obama announced he will terminate the notorious Secure Communities program responsible for the unjust detention and separation of hundreds of thousands of families like Cesar’s. These local and national changes, achieved thanks to your support, will help establish trust and respect between immigrant communities and local authorities.