Saturday, January 14th @ 11 am
Houston, TX – Saturday, January 14, DACA youth, immigrant right groups, community members, people of faith, and labor advocates will gather for a National Day of Action to prevent the deportation of Houston immigrants by winning local policy changes for the City of Houston and Harris County, and by preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program; a program that currently protects more than 60,000 Houston immigrants and provides peace of mind and safety to families across the United States.
Houstonians will gather at United We Dream Houston headquarters to remind Mayor Sylvester Turner of his December 2016 commitment to implement policies that provide safety for Houston’s immigrant families. They will remind Sheriff Ed Gonzalez of his campaign promises to #end287g and Harris County’s unjust collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE); and will re-emphasize the importance of DACA for our communities by amplifying the stories of DACAmented people and showing public support.
In nearly 50 cities across the country, immigrants and people of conscience will raise their voice to declare that they will stand in the way of deportations, racial profiling, criminalization, and hatred.
Who: AFL-CIO, Mi Familia Vota, SEIU Texas, Texas Organizing Project, United We Dream, DACAmented Youth, and community members wearing orange #HereToStay shirts
What: Press conference/ Story sharing / Community gathering
Where: MECA 1900 Kane St Houston TX 77007 (auditorium)
Visuals: #HereToStay posters, #HTownIsHome art, Public Storytelling from DACAmented youth, story wall.