14 Jun '13, 7pm
Thanks #NY4CIR members who brought people out for the #fathersday #immigration rally today! our press release: #cir13
Outside the Varick Street Detention Center in Manhattan, dozens of people gathered to call on Congress to act swiftly to end the senseless deportations that tear families apart. With Father’s Day approaching, immigrant families gathered to share the heartbreaking stories of fathers and husbands in detention and facing deportation. Children lined the sidewalk with shoes as a symbol of their fathers’ absence. The event was organized by New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform (NYRIR), a campaign coordinated by the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), and was one of a series of actions held nationwide. Participants called on Congress to act now to end the senseless separation of families and prioritize family unity as the cornerstone of any immigration reform bill.