Thursday, January 18, 2018

1/27 Rally: #Justice4Siham & #Justice4Naseem


ISO-Boston & Justice4Siham Coalition present:
#Justice4Siham & #Justice4Naseem Rally
Saturday, January 27 | 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Siham Byah is a single mother & activist from Nahant, MA who has been in the US for nearly 20 years. On Nov. 7, she was detained at a routine ICE check-in and her US-born son Naseem was placed in custody of the MA Dept. of Children & Family Services (DCF). On Dec. 29, Siham was suddenly & secretly forced onto a plane & deported to Morocco. 3 days later, with hands & feet still swollen from handcuffs & shackles, Siham called DCF repeatedly trying to contact her son only to be told that she is not allowed to talk to him. 

Like Siham, thousands of immigrants face inhumane conditions in ICE detention & separation from family & friends. We must not let 2018 be another year of deportations.

Boston's JFK Federal Building is where many New England deportation proceedings take place. Join us to demand that Mayor Marty Walsh make good on his promise to make Boston a sanctuary for immigrants, that DCF end its collaboration with ICE, & that Siham be immediately returned to the US & reunited with her son.

In solidarity with Siham and Naseem, we demand that:

1. The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) allow Siham to freely communicate with Naseem whenever and however they wish. 
2. DCF does not put Naseem up for adoption against Siham’s wishes. 
3. DCF help Naseem get a passport so that he can be reunited with Siham. 
4. DCF release a public statement against Siham's deportation, and that they end any collaboration with the ICE attacks that are devastating Massachusetts families. 
5. Siham be returned to the United States immediately and given the opportunity to present her case for asylum here.
6. ICE immediately stop terrorizing our communities and ripping apart families. 

Learn more about Siham's case and get the latest updates at justice4siham.com.

This event is being hosted and organized by a coalition of activists and organizations in the Boston area that seeks to mobilize large numbers of people against ICE's attacks on our undocumented friends, family, and neighbors. If your organization would like to co-sponsor this event, or join our efforts, please contact freesihamboston@gmail.com.