Thursday, December 31, 2009

Emergency Rally, 1/1/10: "Stop Taking Our Parents Away"

(from NYC New Sanctuary Movement)

Kids to Immigration: 2010 New Year's Resolution--Stop Taking Our Parents Away

Children of detained immigrant leader Jean Montrevil demand his release and support youth from across the country demanding an end to deportations.

WHAT: On December 30th, ICE detained for deportation to Haiti Jean Montrevil a green card holding immigrant since 1986, father of four U.S. citizen children and renowned immigrant rights activist. In solidarity with immigrant youth in Florida who are ringing in the new year by walking to DC and parents who are embarking on an indefinite fast, Jean’s children will demand their father be released and that the laws change so families are no longer torn apart. Religious leaders and community members will begin fasting and other forms of resistance until the children’s demands are met.

WHO: Jani Montrevil (wife of detained immigrant leader Jean Montrevil)
Janiah Montrevil (Jean Montrevil’s 11 year old daughter)
50 additional children of affected immigrants and concerned community members
Rev. Robert B. Coleman, Interim Chief Program Minister, The Riverside Church
Rev. Giovanny Sanchez, Senior Minister, Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit--and more!

WHEN: Friday, January 1st at 11:30am (press arrive at noon)

WHERE: Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012Trains B/D/F/V/A/C/E to West 4th Street

Please bring your children and outreach to your faith community or organization!
If you'd like to join in the fast, please send the following information to Rachel at or (646) 395-2925:
-your name
-your affiliation (faith community or organization)
-how long you intend to fast
-and why.

Recent Media Coverage
Democracy Now!:

Video of Jean reporting to an ICE check-in:

Visit our website at for photos from last night's vigil, a letter from Jean's wife, and more.

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