Tuesday, January 2, 2018

1/9 Rally: From Siham to DACA: Stop Deportations Now!

ISO Coalition Rally:
From Siham to DACA: Stop Deportations Now!
Tuesday, January 9 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm
US Immigration Courts @ JFK Federal Building
15 Sudbury St | Boston, MA | 02203

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, & Tuesdays are when children are brought before a judge then deported. 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.

Learn more about Siham's case and get the latest updates on her Facebook page.

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.