For Immediate Release
After Dreamer's Detention, Constituents Demand Speaker Ryan Protect DACA & Hold Town Hall on Raids from Trump Immigration Orders
Action comes as immigration raids sweep Ryan's district
WASHINGTON - Who: Voces de la Frontera, Youth Empowered in the Struggle, DACA beneficiary constituents of House Speaker Paul Ryan and their families, supporters
What: Rally to demand House Speaker Paul Ryan protect DACA beneficiaries and hold a town hall meeting with constituents on raids from Trump immigration orders (DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is a program created by President Obama to provide immigrant youth work permits and protection from deportation)
When: Friday, February 17th, 3pm
Where: House Speaker Paul Ryan's Racine office, 216 6th St., Racine, WI 53403
In a CNN televised town hall on January 12th, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin told mother and DACA beneficiary Angelica Villalobos and her daughter that they should not fear deportation. Despite Speaker Ryan's promises, this week 23-year-old DACA beneficiary Daniel Ramirez Medina was detained by ICE agents in Seattle. On Friday, immigrant families and supporters from House Speaker Paul Ryan's Wisconsin Congressional district will demand Ryan protect DACA-mented young people and hold a town hall meeting with constituents to address the deportation raids resulting from Trump's recent executive orders on immigration.
"Daniel Ramirez Medina has DACA just like me, but they raided his home and are now trying to deport him," said Valeria Ruiz, an organizer with Youth Empowered in the Struggle and Voces de la Frontera. "We demand Speaker Ryan tell us what he is doing to secure Daniel's freedom and keep my family and me from being separated. The raids we are seeing right now have to stop. We want Speaker Ryan to keep his word and make sure DACA is not eliminated. We want Speaker Ryan to hold a town hall meeting with his constituents to address the raids resulting from Trump's recent orders on immigration."
Voces de la Frontera is Wisconsin's leading immigrant rights group - a grassroots organization that believes power comes from below and that people can overcome injustice to build a better world.