Tomorrow the National Day Laborers Organizing Network, La Fuente, the Workplace Project, and the Center for Civic Engagement are teaming up in Hempstead as part of the national #Not1More campaign to stop deportations. In spite of his many promises and professed commitment to comprehensive immigration reform, President Barak Obama’s administration has deported more undocumented immigrants than any president before him. Tomorrow, that number will reach 2 million. We’re standing up to say that 2 million is too many.
Every day 1,100 people are deported, but these are not just statistics, they are lives. The 2 million deportations represent 2 million lives that have been deeply affected, 2 million families torn apart. When families are separated and American-born children are forced into foster care because their parents are taken away from them–it is no longer just an immigration issue, it is a human rights issue.
The Hempstead event will begin tomorrow at 5pm. We will be meeting at the Workplace Project in Hempstead and from there we’ll march to the Hempstead bus terminal. Together we will protest deportations while listening to testimonies from workers and families affected by the inhumanity of deportations. Please join us and become part of the movement.