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“Stop Taking Our Parents Away!” – Emergency Press Conference, 1/1/10

December 31, 2009

"I Love Dad." - Jean's 6-year-old son Jasiah puts the finishing touches on his broken heart. (photo: Mizue Aizeki)

Jean's daughter Janiah places her broken heart for all to see. (photo: Mizue Aizeki)

2-year-old Jmaya wonders when her Daddy will come back home... (photo: Mizue Aizeki)

*NYC Kids to Immigration: 2010 New Years 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, 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 10012
Trains B/D/F/V/A/C/E to West 4th Street

We are Standing Up, Speaking Out. (photo: Grace Goodman)

What do we want? JEAN FREE!!!! When do we want it? NOW!!! (Photo: Grace Goodman)

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