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Looking Back on Nationwide Father’s Day Actions 2013

July 11, 2013

During Father’s Day week,  over 30 actions took place to demand that Congress and President Obama Keep Families Together: Stop Detention and Deportation. Detention Watch Network members and allies organized the following sit-ins, actions, caravans, rallies, marches and vigils:

In New Jersey, American Friends Service Committee of New Jersey, in coordination with other groups,  organized  a sit-in and rally in front of the Newark ICE Field Office.

In Texas, Grassroots Leadership and Texans United for Families, along with other organizations, organized caravans from Houston and Austin to the Polk County Detention Center where they held a vigil and protest. Check out this video from the event.

In Florida, the Florida Immigrant Rights Coalition (FLIC) held actions in Lake Worth, Immokalee, Orlando and Miami at the Broward Transitional Center. Check out FLIC’s image: Imagine Being Separated from Your Family.

In New York, Families for Freedom held an action outside of Senator Schumer’s office for their Annual Father’s Day Action, where children spoke on how deportations have dramatically affected their lives.

In Wisconsin, Voces de la Frontera held a children’s vigil and Father’s Day card delivery to Senator Johnson’s Milwaukee office.

In Nevada, Immigration Reform for Nevada held Dignity Not Detention vigils in Las Vegas and Reno.


Detention Watch Network partnered with the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) for this Father’s Day call to action.

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