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Week of Terrible ICE Injustices, Immigrant left to die – Demand the resignation of Jule Myers

This week we’ve seen a number of injustices on the part of ICE, some leading to death. Join the Massaschusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition’s call to action!

On Tuesday, August 7th, Edmar Alves de Araujo, a 34 year-old Brazilian immigrant and a resident of Milford, MA was arrested after a routine traffic stop in Rhode Island and taken into ICE custody. His sister rushed to the police with Edmar’s medication and pleaded in vain, trying to convince authorities that Edmar needed to take his daily medication for epilepsy. Edmar was pronounced dead at 4:18pm, just a little over an hour after he was taken into ICE custody.
Read the Boston Globe article here
Read MIRA’s Press Statement

A US citizen mistakenly deported by ICE was finally reunited with his family after a three months ordeal.
Read the Washington Post article here.

Yesterday, a pregnant woman died while in ICE custody in El Paso, Texas. Read the Houston Chronicle article here.

Children are being ripped from their parents, families are being torn apart, US citizens get deported, and people are dying in detention. It is time to stop this madness.

Join leaders from across the country and call President Bush. Tell him to put an end to this nightmare.

Call the White House at (202) 456-1111

1. Demand a stop to immigration raids.
2. Demand the immediate resignation of Jule Myers.
Please make the call.

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