THE PREMIERE OF "ROXROY"
at the New School Graduate Film Festival
Tuesday, May 26, at 7:00 pm
The New School Tishman Auditorium, Johnson/Kaplan Hall, 66 W. 12th Street, Manhattan
Come see Zach Fox's short film about sanctuary dad RoxRoy Salmon and his fight to stay with his family. Both RoxRoy and Zach will be part of the panel discussion that follows. Admission is free.
SAVE THE DATE: *SUNDAY, JUNE 14TH
*ALL are welcome - newcomers, old-timers, family, and friends! Let's get to know the community we're growing! Mark your calendar. More details coming soon...
CHILDREN'S VIGIL FOR THE CHILD CITIZEN PROTECTION ACT
Saturday, June 20, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Union Square Park, at East 14th St., Manhattan
Come out and stand with children whose parents face deportation, and the elected officials and religious leaders who support them. Say YES to considering the well-being of U.S.-citizen children before deporting their parents.
RALLY FOR ROXROY ON DAY OF HIS LAST HEARING!
Tuesday, July 7th, 8am-10am
In front of the ICE building - 26 Federal Plaza, Manhattan
***SPECIAL REPORT AND APPEAL FROM ROXROY'S DEFENSE COMMITTEE:***
How We Can Support Roxroy as July 7th Court Date Looms
The immigration case of our sanctuary dad, Roxroy Salmon, is reaching a critical phase. Roxroy`s final court appearance is scheduled for July 7th and is likely to result in an Order of Removal, separating him from his wife, four children and grandchild. Now is the time to build support so that Roxroy can stay with his family in the only home he has known for over 30 years, New York.
Current immigration law does not give the judge discretion in Roxroy`s case, so Roxroy's defense team needs to persuade Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to grant deferred action, under which Roxroy would receive an order of deportation but ICE would agree to delay acting on that order.
The key to this strategy is public pressure on ICE Field Director Christopher Shanahan: if we make him aware of how mobilized and steadfast our support of Roxroy and his family is, he may approve deferred action in this case:
-Our petition campaign (thanks to everyone who signed!) has been the first phase in this strategy. If you haven't already, invite your community members to sign RoxRoy's petition, which can be downloaded at http://justiceisfreedom.wordpress.com/sign-the-petition/
The final deadline is next Tuesday, 5/26!
-Our fasting continues through July 7th. See http://www.justiceisfreedom.wordpress.com/ to join.
-We are now pursuing press articles, blogs and links to list-serves as ways of getting Mr. Shanahan's attention. If you have contacts or suggestions that might help in this effort, please contact Rita Rochford at email@example.com.
-We need everyone to plan to be present on July 7th at 8am, when we will gather outside 26 Federal Plaza for a rally, and will remain outside the building until Roxroy's case has been heard (probably before 10 A.M.). Unless there is another adjournment, the judge will most likely issue an Order of Removal, after which ICE agents may either allow Roxroy to leave on his own, place him on supervision (which could be intensive, a punitive system involving an electronic ankle bracelet and thrice weekly check-ins), or process him for detention on the spot. By being present on July 7th, and witnessing in accordance with our religious traditions, we can help prevent such an injustice.
For more about the court date, please contact David Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on RoxRoy, see http://newsanctuarynyc.org/roxroy.php
*** Fast to Stop Deportation! (March 8 - July 7): http://justiceisfreedom.wordpress.com/
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