On April 5th, DC to March to White House on National Day of Action for Deportation Relief from President Obama

Posted May 19, 2014 /

For immediate release // excuse cross-posting

Contact: B. Loewe, NDLON, 773.791.4668

            Susana Flores, CASA de Maryland, 240-706-2624

On April 5th, DC to March to White House on National Day of Action

for Deportation Relief from President Obama

As Administration Nears Two Million Deportations,

Groups Say “Not One More,” Urge White House Action

What: Immigrant Rights March for President to Expand Deferred Action, Stop Deportations

When: Rally begins at 11:00am at Lamont Park, March at 12:00pm to 2:00PM-5:00 PM Rally at White House

 

Where: Lamont Park (3258 Mt Pleasant St NW) to Lafayette Park

 

Who: NDLON, CASA de Maryland, DRM Action Coalition, Trabajadores Unidos de Washington, and more

 

Visuals: marchers with banners reading “Mr. President, Yes You Can Stop Deportations”

On April 5th, dc area immigrant rights organizations will march from Mt. Pleasant to the White House as part of a national day of action organized by the #Not1More campaign urging the President to stop deportations immediately.  On the same day as more than 30 other cities, they will march to the White House carrying banners saying, “Mr. President, Yes You Can Stop Deportations.”

The protest is prompted by the record deportations under the Obama administration which are anticipated to hit the milestone of two million removals since he took office. They say their families can’t wait for relief and that the Presidentdoesn’t have to wait for Congress to use his executive authority to stop the suffering. He could expand the deferred action program he created for immigrant youth and suspend deportations immediately.

“We want President Obama to be a real reformer, not the deporter-in-chief,” explains Tania Unzueta, one of the event organizers. “He can give us relief with the stroke of a pen.”

The District of Columbia has taken its own stand against unjust deportations, passing a TRUST Act bill in 2012 to stop local police submission to burdensome and overreaching ICE hold requests in order to restore trust and protect local residents.  To stop those deportations, groups across the country are making April 5th a national day of action under the banner “Two Million Too Many,” saying that the President’s approach on immigration needs to change.

More information on activities across the nation can be found at: http://bit.ly/april5n1m and by following #not1more and #2million2many