Thursday, April 6, 2017

Make a call to support Portland Dreamer Emmanuel Ayala Frutos AND volunteer to help build May Day in Salem

MAY DAY - please read and volunteer

Monday, May 1, 2017, 11:30 am - 2 pm Support Causa's May Day rally

The day starts with a rally at the capitol steps, then continues into a march through downtown Salem.

We want thousands of people supporting this annual event. Especially this year, we want to show a large turnout of allies supporting the rights and dignity of our immigrant communities. Please do everything you can to arrange your schedule to show up and take action on this day.

2017 theme: "Hate will not silence us---Fear will not stop us---We march for the liberty and lives of our families."

Volunteers are needed to publicize the event and to help on the day of the event:

--To help distribute fliers in advance contact Bob Rossi
--To help with security during the march contact Richard
--To volunteer in other ways contact Lorena Manzo

To make a contribution

--Contact Delia or
--Go to Causa's donation webpage; designate the contribution for the 2017 May Day Rally or
--Send a check to Causa Oregon. 700 Marion St. NE Salem, OR 97301; designate the contribution for the 2017 May Day Rally ************************************************************
Make calls for Emmanuel Ayala Frutos:

Over Spring Break, Immigration Customs Enforcement conducted a three day operation in the Northwest, arresting 84 people. Emmanuel, a Portland Dreamer and DACA recipient, was one of those picked up last week and needs your help today!

Emmanuel is 21 years old and has lived in Portland since the age of 6. He's attended Portland public schools since kindergarten. In 2013, Emmanuel received DACA and is currently in the process of renewing it.

In January, Emmanuel was struck by a car while riding his skateboard in Portland. He spent six weeks at Legacy Emmanuel hospital where he underwent multiple surgeries to repair his broken legs. While hospitalized, Emmanuel was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. His family says he was doing well on a new medication and was regularly seeing a counselor before he was taken from his home.

On March 26, Emmanuel was detained by ICE, when agents came to his family’s home and misled him. They did not have a warrant for his arrest and since then has been detained for 11 days in Tacoma.

ICE doesn’t have the resources to adequately address his medical needs. Emmanuel should be with his family so he can get the medical care he needs to walk again and to maintain his mental health. Emmanuel is not a danger to the community and he is not a flight risk. He should be released immediately.

It’s time for ICE to do the right thing—the humane thing—and release Emmanuel. Will you make a call to ICE today? See the image below for instructions.

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P.S. If you or someone you know encounters ICE agents or activity, call the Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition hotline at (888) 622-1510 or the ACLU immigration hotline at (971) 412-2258.

In Solidarity,
Andrea Williams, Causa Executive Director

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