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Monday, April 17, 2017

¿Dónde estará el primero de Mayo?

Los inmigrantes están bajo ataque. Lo hemos visto recientemente con las detenciones injustas de trabajadores indocumentados, miembros de familias y soñadores en nuestra comunidad. ¿Se unirá con nosotros y se opondrá al odio al marchar con cientos de apoyantés por la igualdad y el respeto?

El Lunes primero de Mayo nos reuniremos en las escalinatas del Capitolio en Salem y marcharemos por la libertad y las vidas de las familias inmigrantes. Nos acompañarán la Gobernadora Kate Brown y la Representante Teresa Alonso León, al igual que líderes comunitarios que luchan por los derechos de los inmigrantes en Oregón.

¡RSVP al evento haciendo clic aquí! No podemos dejar que el odio nos detenga. No podemos dejar que el miedo nos silencie.

¡Seguimos en la lucha!
Lorena Manzo
Organizadora principal

P.D. Gracias a nuestros patrocinadores del primero de Mayo: Racial Justice Organizing Committee, Oregon AFL-CIO, Capaces Leadership Institute, Oregon Socialist Renewal, Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas, Lara Media Services, Latinos Unidos Siempre, Unidos Briding Community, Oregon Latino Health Coalition, PCUN, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, Vecinos en Alerta, SEIU 503, Oregon Education Association, Sonido Exodo Latino "El  Gigante Del Norte, Los Palomitos Del Norte, APANO, Bus Project, Center for Biological Diversity.


¿Quieres convertirte en un patrocinador? Mande un correo electrónico a delia@causaoregon.org


Monday, March 27, 2017

Portland “Dreamer” Released From ICE Detention

Detained DACA recipient quickly reunited with family following public outcry


March 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Andrea Williams, andrea@causaoregon.org, 503-999-5940


PORTLAND, Ore. - Francisco J. Rodriguez Dominguez, the 25-year-old DACA recipient who was picked up by ICE agents at his Portland home Sunday, was released from ICE custody on bond following a public outcry over his detention. Advocacy groups Causa Oregon, the Latino Network, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon (ACLU of Oregon) credited the massive public response to his story for the quick turn of events.


“We are thankful to everyone who called to ask ICE to release Francisco,” said Mat dos Santos, legal director at the ACLU of Oregon. “The phone lines were jammed up all day yesterday and today. Yet again, people have shown that they reject the cruel policies of the Trump administration.”

Andrea Williams, executive director of Causa Oregon said today’s news gave her hope.

“Families should not be torn apart. Dreamers and children should be safe in our state. Oregonians have the right to demand that ICE adopt more humane policies and tactics. We saw Oregonians speak out over the last 24 hours, and it resulted in Francisco’s swift release and reunification with his family.”

Carmen Rubio, executive director of the Latino Network said that she and her entire staff were relieved to hear the news.

“Francisco, like so many other Dreamers, grew up here and is filled with hopes, dreams and desire to make this country, his country, better,” said Rubio. “We are relieved that he is home with his family, in the neighborhood he grew up in, and can return to work in service to children and families at the food pantry.”

The advocates stressed that despite today’s victory, immigrant communities are still under increased ICE enforcement. They said families should call the Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition hotline at (888) 622-1510 or the ACLU immigration hotline at (971) 412-2258 if they encounter ICE agents.

“If ICE shows up at your door without a warrant signed by a judge, you don’t have to open it to answer questions. If ICE claims to have a warrant, you should ask agents to slip it under the door or hold it up to a window,” said dos Santos.


Early Sunday morning Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents picked up Rodriguez Dominguez without a warrant at his home in southeast Portland. Rodriguez Dominguez, 25, has been part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program since 2013.


Rodriguez Dominguez arrived in the United States at the age of five from Morelia Michoacan, Mexico. He has lived in the Portland metro area since then and attended Glenfair Elementary School, H.B. Lee Middle School, Reynolds High School, and Mt. Hood Community College to study information technology.

In December 2016, Rodriguez Dominguez entered into a DUI diversion program. He quickly completed nearly all of the requirements of this program, attended all his court dates and required meetings.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Portland DREAMER Arrested at Home Early Sunday Morning



Community groups demand release of the DACA recipient

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2017

CONTACT: Sarah Armstrong, 503.756.3147sarmstrong@aclu-or.org

PORTLAND, Ore. - Early this morning Immigrations and Custom Enforcement (ICE) agents picked up Francisco J. Rodriguez Dominguez without a warrant at his home in southeast Portland. Rodriguez Dominguez, 25, has been part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program since 2013.

“His family said it was terrifying and they didn’t know what to do. ICE agents were banging on the door. They didn’t have a warrant, and were told they couldn’t come in, but they wouldn’t stop banging on the door,” said Stephen Manning, a local immigration lawyer who talked with the family.
Rodriguez Dominguez arrived in the United States at the age of five from Morelia Michoacan, Mexico. He has lived in the Portland metro area since then and attended Glenfair Elementary School, H.B. Lee Middle School, Reynolds High School, and Mt. Hood Community College to study information technology.

Rodriguez Dominguez works for Latino Network, a community organization, where he coordinates a food pantry for low income families at Reynolds Middle School in partnership with the Oregon Food Bank and Multnomah County SUN Community Schools initiative. He also coaches a soccer team at Glenfair Elementary.

“Everyone loves Francisco. I don’t know how we will tell the kids, families, and school staff he works with about this. They are going to be heartbroken to hear he has been taken away,” said Carmen Rubio from the Latino Network.

Dominguez Rodriguez is an active member and volunteer at Holy Cross Episcopal Church where he provides IT support and works on communications for the church.
“Francisco is an important member of our community. Our congregation was devastated when they hear the news this morning,” said Father Roberto Maldonado, priest at Holy Cross Episcopal.
In December 2016, Francisco entered into a DUI diversion program. He quickly completed nearly all of the requirements of this program, attended all his court dates and required meetings.

“Despite Francisco’s best efforts to make good on his mistake, ICE has taken the position that even a misdemeanor DUI eligible for diversion is enough to end DACA status. This policy is tearing apart his family, our communities, and does nothing to keep us safer.” said Andrea Williams, executive director of Causa Oregon, an Oregon immigrant rights organization.

Williams said families can call the Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition hotline at (888) 622-1510 or the ACLU immigration hotline at (971) 412-2258 if they encounter ICE agents.

Dos Santos said the events this morning represented a disturbing and confusing action taken by ICE.

“We were shocked to learn that Francisco had been picked up this morning. A judge had already determined that he wasn’t a danger to the community or a flight risk. So, why is ICE showing up at his house early on Sunday morning? These kind of brutal tactics do not keep us safe. It just makes people scared to live their lives and pushes immigrant communities further into the shadows.” said dos Santos.

Dos Santos said everyone in the United States is protected by the United States Constitution. “If ICE shows up at your door without a warrant signed by a judge, you don’t have to open it to answer questions. If ICE claims to have a warrant, you should ask agents to slip it under the door or hold it up to a window.”


Community groups are calling on ICE to release Rodriguez Dominguez and have asked community members to call ICE on his behalf at (503) 326-3302.  

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