It’s been well over 100 hours now since Uriel Alberto started a hunger strike inside the Wake County jail where he is being held with an ICE detainer. Continue making those calls to Washington DC ICE at (202) 732-3000. Tell them this: 

“Hi, I was calling to ask that ICE drop the hold on Uriel Alberto (A#089-828-718). According to president Obama, he should not be facing deportation because he is Dream Act eligible. He is the father of a US citizen child and sole caretaker of his sisters. He stood up for his community and should be back home with his family. Please drop the ICE hold NOW!”

Silvia Rodriguez, El Cambio

In the meantime, members of the triad-based youth organization, El Cambio, are on hunger strike in solidarity with Uriel. Along with Giovanna Hurtado, Silvia Rodriguez has also stated she will refuse to eat until Uriel is released.

Uriel has gone over 100 hours without food at the Wake County jail. He stood up for us last Wednesday at a House Committee meeting where anti-immigrant legislators discussed which anti-immigrant law to pass next. You see, this committee wants North Carolina to become the next Alabama. They have already put us on that path by introducing legislation that could ban us from stepping foot into a college or university. Uriel is at Wake County jail at this very moment because he raised his voice and refused to remain in the shadows. Continue making the calls to DC ICE at (202) 732-3000. We cannot stop until he is released.

Sample script:

“Hi, I was calling to ask that ICE drop the hold on Uriel Alberto (A#089-828-718). According to president Obama, he should not be facing deportation because he is Dream Act eligible. He is the father of a US citizen child and sole caretaker of his sisters. He stood up for his community and should be back home with his family. Please drop the ICE hold NOW!”

Thank you for your support!

P.S. Don’t forget to SIGN the petition. Thank you.

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