Contacts: Andrew Nguyen (206) 819-0036; Giao Tran (714) 589-9300
Stop the Detention and Deportation of a San Jose community member who was unexpectedly asked to check in with immigration authorities
WHAT: ViệtUnity South-bay and PACT people acting in community together would like to invite you to a community action regarding a beloved community's member risk for ICE detention and deportation. Đức Nguyễn, a longtime San Jose resident, family man, and community advocate, is at risk for deportation. ICE recently requested an unexpected interview with Đức at the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) offices in San Jose this coming Tuesday, December 4th. In the past, ICE’s unexpected requests is an indicator of their plan to detain and deport at the moment of arrival.
WHO: Đức Nguyễn, Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones from First Unitarian Church, Rev. Hardy Kim, ViệtUnity, People Acting in Community Together (PACT), clergy, community members, and more
WHEN: Tuesday, December 4th, 6:30am
WHY: San Jose is his home and his family and community relies on him. Our community is determined to #KeepDucHome. On Tuesday morning, communities across the Bay Area will stand with Đức as he walks into the USCIS building and demand that ICE does not detain him. Community members, clergy members, and loved ones will sing until Đức comes back out of the building, safe and unharmed. Join us and Đức’s family Tuesday December 4th, 2018 at 6:30AM in front of the USCIS building on 1450 Coleman Ave, Santa Clara 95050. We will have speakers including Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones from First Unitarian Church, ViệtUnity, People Acting in Community Together (PACT), and Đức himself. Together, we will sing and let our voices rise as we remind ICE that they do not and will not hold power over our community.
PACT: People Acting in Community Together is a multiracial, multi-faith organization that empowers people to create a more just community. PACT has more than 25 member congregations, organizations, and partner schools representing 50,000 people in Santa Clara County. PACT is part of PICO California and the Faith in Action national network, one of the largest grassroots community networks in the country. www.pactsj.org http://www.facebook.com/PACTSJ