One hundred immigrant activists and community members demand that immigrant families be treated as essential since they have been on the frontlines of the pandemic

February 2, 2021, WASHINGTON, DC — All immigrant families are essential and deserve freedom, dignity, and respect. Our families have been torn apart, incarcerated, and our very lives put at risk during this pandemic. Our families have suffered enough, now is the time to right these injustices. Immigrant activists groups demand that President Biden:

1) End Family Detention – Immediately empty and shut down all family prisons and immediately stop expulsions and deportations of families. Release families to loved ones or sponsors in the United States.
2) Reunify families separated by deportation and detention policies under the past administration, including right to return.
3) Push for an expedited citizenship path for essential workers and their families, and all 11 million undocumented immigrants

WHAT: Press Conference with affected community members, immigrant families, and immigrant advocates and allies
Visuals: Large 3 ft x 3 ft signs featuring immigrant families and other banners and signs

WHEN: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 @ 12:00 PM ET

Live Stream at 12:00 ET at

WHERE: Freedom Plaza, Washington D.C.

WHO: CASA, Shut Down Berks Coalition, American Friends Service Committee, Center for Popular Democracy, Church World Service, Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries, Doctors 4 Camp Closures, FIRM, Free Migration Project, Haitian Bridge Alliance, Interfaith Immigration Coalition, Japanese American Citizens League, Make The Road PA, NAKASEC, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Presbyterian Church U.S.A., SEIU 32BJ, Shut Down Berks Interfaith, Sunrise Berks, Sunrise PA, Sunrise D.C., Tsuru for Solidarity

With over 100,000 members across the states of Maryland, Virginia, and South Central Pennsylvania, CASA is the largest member-based Latino and immigrant organization in the mid-Atlantic region. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter at @CASAforall