NEW YORK, NY - As Father's Day approaches, elected officials, religious leaders, immigrants and advocates will call on President Obama to fulfill the promise of prosecutorial discretion by providing real relief for families threatened by separation and protecting all DREAMers - young people who are American in all but paperwork - who want only to follow their dreams and help build the America of tomorrow.
WHAT: Immigrant and faith leaders declare Prosecutorial Discretion implementation a failure and highlight in a press conference stories of immigrant fathers and family separation.
WHEN: Thursday, June 14th, 12pm
Rev. Ramon Almonte, Pastor, Central Baptist Church and member of Make The Road New York
Bishop Orlando Findlayter, Churches United to Save and Heal
Dalila Vargas, member of Make The Road New York and widow whose children were unable to visit their father during his last days due to immigration barriers
Maheen Chowdhury, 13-year-old U.S. citizen whose father, Mr. Chowdhury is currently in detention and facing deportation
Miguel Calle, immigrant father of two US born daughters and no criminal record facing deportation
SJ Jung, Board member, New York Immigration Coalition and President, MinKwon Center for Community Action
Diane Steinman, Director, New York State Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform
Fr. Patrick Keating, Executive Director, Catholic Migration Services, Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn & Queens
Rabbi Irwin Goldenberg, Queens Congregations United for Action at the Reform Temple of Forest Hills
Gonzalo Mercado, Board member, New York Immigration Coalition and Executive Director of El Centro del Inmigrante
WHERE: 26 Federal Plaza, New York, NY
Event Sponsored By: African Services Committee, American Jewish Committee - NY, Churches United to Save and Heal, Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition, La Fuente, a Tri-State Worker and Community Fund, Long Island Immigrant Alliance, Make the Road NY, MinKwon Center for Community Action, New York Immigration Coalition, New York State Immigrant Action Fund, New York State Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform, Pax Christi Metro New York, Queens Community House, Queens Congregations United for Action