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For Immediate Release // Excuse Cross-Posting
June 28, 2016
Contact: Hairo Cortes, OCIYU,

OC Immigrant Communities to Hold March for a Moratorium on Deportations

What: March for a moratorium on deportations
When: June 29 | 5:00 PM
Where: Meeting Location – Sasscer Park in Santa Ana (on the corner of Ross and 4th   Street)

Santa Ana, CA – Orange County Immigrant Youth United (OCIYU) will host a march to demand that President Obama issue a moratorium on deportations following last Thursday’s Supreme Court split decision that left in place the injunction against the President’s Administrative Relief Programs, DAPA and extended DACA, while leaving existing immigration enforcement programs untouched.

The march will take place in Santa Ana, and pass through residential areas with high immigrant communities, and will then make its way toward the Santa Ana City Jail which is used as a detention center for LGBTQ immigrants by ICE, the OC Sheriff’s Department which collaborates with ICE under 287(g), and the local ICE office.

Following the Supreme Court decision, OCIYU joined the Not1More Deportation Campaign in calling for a moratorium on deportations. Wednesday’s march follows protests in Phoenix, Atlanta, and Hartford organized by Not1More members.

“While the ruling is disappointing, there is much more President Obama can and must do to bring relief to immigrant communities: he must issue a moratorium on deportations and fully eliminate all existing deportation and detention programs, including 287(g) and the Priority Enforcement Program (PEP). To do nothing is unacceptable, and we will organize to ensure our loved ones can live without the fear of deportation” Faby Jacome, OCIYU’s Deportation Defense Organizer, said.

Further Reading:

Q&A on the call for a moratorium:

46th Congressional District candidate echoes call for a moratorium:

OCIYU is an undocumented immigrant youth-led organization that advocates for the rights of undocumented immigrants to live free from exploitation and persecution, and a member of the national Not1More Deportation Campaign.

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