Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Free Hugo Mejia and Rodrigo Nunez

Solidarity Rally for Hugo Mejia and Rodrigo Nunez

On May 03, 2017, Hugo Mejia and Rodrigo Nuñez were arrested by military officers on their way to work at a construction site at the Travis Air force Base. They are currently being detained at Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center in Elk Grove, CA where they are scheduled for expedited removal. Hugo and Rodrigo have been in the country for over 15 years and each have three young children. Uprooting these men from their families, their home, and their communities is deeply violent and inhumane. We say no more deportations. ICE OUT! Cops out!

We will be rallying TOMORROW, May 24, at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center, where they are being held, at 6 PM-9 PM, in solidarity with these men and their families. We will not tolerate the terror that ICE, Sheriff Jones, and our local police inflict upon our communities.

Join us at this emergency protest to show support for these men, and all undocumented persons who live in fear despite their contributing to a greater CA.

Bring signs, banners and your voice tomorrow, Wednesday May 24th from 6PM-9PM at Rio Cosumnes Correctional Facility (12500 Bruceville Road Elk Grove, CA 95757). Please share widely. The Facebook event can be found here.

We are also asking people to call ICE field director David Jennings, who may use prosecutorial discretion to free Mejia and Nuñez.

How to Call:
  1.  Dial the ICE Field Office Phone: 415-844-5512 You will be directed to a menu of options.
  2. Press 1 for detention.
  3. Press 4 for A#s ending in 2 and 3. 
  4. Leave a voicemail for their deportation officer.

Or, call and leave a message for David Jennings, SF Field Office Director, at 415-855-5503.

Suggested script:
Hello, I'm calling on behalf of Rodrigo Nuñez, A#079-220-673 and his coworker Hugo Mejia, A#079-163-283.
I am calling to request that Rodrigo and Hugo be released immediately from the jail where they are being held, and also that they be placed in regular removal proceedings so they have an opportunity to be heard.
Hugo and Rodrigo have each lived in the United States for almost 20 years. They each provide for three young children who have grown up in the United States. They should not be in jail, and they should not be deported, but released to their families.

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