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En un articulo escrito en el Washington Times sobre nuestros letreros en Espanol, la Senadora Democrata Kay Hagan dice que refuta los ataques en su contra y que “mis amigos en la comunidad entiendan la diferencia” entre ella y su oponente.

Me esta costando bastante trabajo entender como es que somos amigos. Los amigos confian en si mismos. Se apoyan el uno al otro. Existe el respeto mutuo en una amistad. La Senadora Kay Hagan ha comprobado que ella no tiene nada de eso para la comunidad latina. 

Numero 1: Donde estaba nuestra amiga Kay Hagan en el 2006 cuando voto para prohibirle a los indocumentados poder sacar una licencia de conducir? 

Numero 2: Donde estaba nuestra amiga Kay Hagan en el 2010 cuando voto en contra del Dream Act? 

Numero 3: Donde estaba nuestra amiga Kay Hagan en la navidad del 2012 cuando Maria Juana Perez, una madre soltera de 2 hijas ciudadanas sin record criminal, toco su puerta para pedir que intercediera y detuviera su deportacion? 

Numero 4: Donde estaba nuestra amiga Kay Hagan hace poco cuando voto en contra de la Accion Diferida (DACA)? 

Senadora Kay Hagan: Esta no es una amistad. Esta es una relacion abusiva. Una en la cual usted se ha aprovechado de nuestra lealtad, unidad, y respeto como comunidad. Y ya no lo permitiremos mas. 

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In a recent article by the Washington Times about our Spanish billboard campaign, Senator Hagan is said to “refute the attack and calls on “all my friends in the community to understand the difference” between herself and Thom Tillis.”

I’m having a hard time understanding how we’re friends. You see, friends trust each other. Friends have each other’s back. There is mutual respect in a friendship. Senator Hagan has proven she has none of those things for the latino community.

1. Where was our friend Kay Hagan in 2006 when she voted to take away driver licenses from our community? 

2. Where was our friend Kay Hagan in 2010 when she voted against the Dream Act? 

3. Where was our friend Kay Hagan in Christimas of 2012 when Maria Juana Perez, a single mother of two US citizen girls, knocked on her door to ask for her to intervene in her deportation? Senator Hagan opened the door right before calling the police on Maria Juana and her family and friends. Our friend Kay Hagan didn’t care that Maria Juana’s two young daughters had missed school to plead that she help keep their mother home. 

4. Where was our friend Kay Hagan this year when she voted against DACA? 

Senator Hagan: This isn’t a friendship. This is an abusive relationship. One in which you have taken our trust, unity, and respect for granted for too long. And we are done. 

On Friday we joined Cristina Tzitzios and her son, Sebastian, for a vigil in Charlotte. They are leading a fight against this immigration system intent on deporting Miguel Tzitzios-their father/grandpa. Cristina and Sebastian are asking for your support to get Miguel released from North Georgia Detention Center.

John Morton (ICE), Senator Hagan and Senator Burr have the power to release Miguel NOW. Help Cristina and Sebastian win their family back:  Sign the petition and make your calls.

Vigil in Charlotte: Cristina asks her community to join her in getting her father released

On October 21, Miguel was on his way to work when he was pulled over by a police officer because his license plate was expired. The police officer arrested Miguel and charged him with driving without a license and for possession of fraudulent identification, even though he presented a valid passport. Despite being low priority, Miguel was transferred to North Georgia Detention where he has been ever since.

Miguel’s daughters and one year old grandson depend on him financially and emotionally. President Obama has said people like Miguel shouldn’t be deported. Why has Miguel not been released?

We will hold this administration accountable because behind each deportation are real people like Cristina and Sebastian who only want their family to stay together.

Sample Scripts:

Call ICE – John Morton @ 202-732-3000

“Hi, I am calling to urge ICE to release Miguel Tzitzios Gonzalez (A# 205-210-562) from North Georgia Detention. Miguel has been living in the U.S. for 13 years and has two daughters and a grandson that depend on him emotionally and financially. According to the Morton Memo, Miguel is a low-priority case and should be released immediately.”

Senator Hagan:

Washington DC: 202-224-6342
Greensboro: 336-333-5311

Senator Burr:

Washington DC: 202-224-3154
Winston-Salem: 1-800-685-8916

“I am calling to ask the Senator take a position on the case of Miguel Tzitzios Gonzalez (A# 205-210-562) from North Georgia Detention Center. Miguel has been living in the U.S. for 13 years and has two daughters and a US citizen grandson that depend on him emotionally and financially. According to the Morton Memo, Miguel is a low-priority case and should be released immediately. Will the Senator take a position on this case and issue a letter of support?”

Astor was only 11 years old when he came to the U.S. to be reunited with his mom and brother after the people who murdered his uncle threatened to kill Astor too. Upon arriving to the US, he was detained by immigration officials at the border.

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He is currently in 10th grade and wants to graduate from high school to help sustain his family. Astor is DREAM Act eligible and should be released immediately! 

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Make a Phone Call to Stop Astor’s Deportation!

Call ICE – John Morton @ 202-732-3000 

Sample Script: “Hi, I was calling to ask that ICE release Astor Romario Mejia Rodriguez (A# 098-596-657). Astor fled Honduras when he was just 11 years old after his uncle was murdered and the people who committed the crime threatened to kill Astor too. He is currently a DREAMer in the 10th grade. Please stop the deportation of Astor now.” 

Call Senator Kay Hagan @ 336-333-5311 

Sample Script: “Hi, I was calling to ask that the Sentor intervene in the case of Astor Romario Mejia Rodriguez (A# 098-596-657). Astor fled Honduras after his uncle was murdered and the people who committed the crime threatened to kill Astor too. He is currently a DREAMer in the 10th grade. Will the Senator tell ICE to release Astor now?”

After you call, make the image below your profile picture on facebook to help spread the word!

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Thanks for your help!

Please join us in  Raleigh on Thursday, April 7, for a Community Vigil for Immigrant Rights at 6:30 p.m.

We’ll be convening at the corner of Wilmington and Lane Streets downtown, where three brave undocumented young women from our team participated in a 13-day hunger strike last June. One of them, Viridiana Martinez, was arrested along with the Georgia 7 yesterday. Why?

“Rallying and protesting are no longer enough. Remaining in the shadows is no longer acceptable.”

Let’s not allow any more politicians like Senator Kay Hagan, who killed the DREAM Act in December, to continue dictating the reality facing the undocumented community. Everyday we see another family torn apart by deportation for nothing more than going to work or school. Everyday we see another dream deferred because of unjust educational opportunities. Everyday we see another worker denied a fair wage because of their legal status. We can no longer keep quiet. We’ve drawn a line. Whose side will you fall on? Those that are filled with hate and prejudice? Or those that are willing to stand up for justice and fight for the rights of our undocumented communities?

Please join us tomorrow, and tell a friend. El pueblo unido jamás será vencido.

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