We have something a little different for the start of this week -- a true Call To Action!
Jose Torres is a Jefferson Parish father and an undocumented human rights leader who is taking a stand against the senseless destruction of his family and others.
Jose survived human trafficking upon arrival to the US, and escaped to join the New Orleans community to help us rebuild after the storm. Jose continued on to build his dream in our community, raising his family here. Jose is a longtime civil rights leader who helped establish designated spaces for Day Laborers to safely seek work in Gretna, has actively fought for New Orleans’ Anti-Bias policies, and supports families with loved ones in detention.
Jose’s U.S. citizen daughters Kimberly, 2, and Julissa, 8, are both chronically ill and rely on him to survive. Due to this, Jose was granted prosecutorial discretion by ICE just last year. But now, ICE has given Jose just days to leave the country. His next ICE check-in is November 15th.
Even in the face of this injustice, Jose continues to resist and speak out against ICE’s immorality, which impacts thousands of other New Orleans-area families.
We urge you to join us on November 15th at 10 AM at 3401 Canal Street to hear how you can stand with Jose and all of the immigrant community in New Orleans! Here is a link to learn more about the event and to RSVP.
Please also mark your calendar for a follow-up action on Friday the 17th at 4:30 pm at 3401 Canal Street New Orleans, LA.