While President Obama has been calling for changes in the nation’s immigration laws, his administration has been deporting more than 1,000 people every day for an appalling total expected to reach 2 million this week. That’s why 40 people rallied outside a Nashua, New Hampshire church this morning to demand “not one more deportation.”
With messages chalked on the sidewalks, music, chants, and speeches in Spanish and English, they joined a nationwide “day of action.”
A weeklong series of actions calling for an end to immigrant deportations wrapped up with a vigil at the federal courthouse in Concord New Hampshire on June 28, 2013.
AFSC and other New Hampshire organizations will join to send a message to the Obama Administration: stop the deportations of immigrants.
Currently, more than 1000 people are being deported daily. It is predicted that in April, 2 million people will have been deported under the Obama Administration. Amid Congressional inaction, President Obama and his Administration must understand that our communities cannot continue to wait. The President can and should take concrete, bold and necessary actions TODAY to turn back the deportation dragnet.
This printable flyer examines current deportation and detention practices within the United States, as well as brings attention to the human rights violations that occur as a result of these practices. Also, this flyer advocates for successful and cost-effective alternatives to detention, as well as ways to get involved in Denver, to speak out for immigrant justice.
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