Urgent Action Alert
Sign on to statement below to support campaign
to free Jean Montrevil from ICE detention and stop his deportation.
On the morning of December 30th, 2009, long time community leader and activist, Jean Montrevil, was detained for deportation to Haiti. A legal permanent resident since 1986 and father of four U.S. citizen children, Mr. Montrevil faces deportation for a 20-year old conviction. Mr.Montrevil was attending a regular check-in when he was detained by agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
WHO IS JEAN MONTREVIL:
WHO SUPPORTS JEAN MONTREVIL:
YOUR ORGANIZATION CAN SIGN ON TO THE STATEMENT BELOW TO SUPPORT THIS EFFORT:
In addition to the massive support that we have already gained for Mr. Montrevil, we are asking for organizations to sign on to the following statementof support for Mr. Montrevil:
We, the undersigned organizations, support the campaign to free human rights advocate and nationally renowned immigrant rights leader Jean Montrevil. We call upon Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) to immediately release Mr. Montrevil from detention, grant him deferral of removal and return him to his family in Brooklyn. Mr. Montrevil entered the U.S. from Haiti in 1986 as a legal permanent resident. ICE is trying to de-legalize him for a 1989 drug conviction, for which he served 11 years. He has kept an exemplary record ever since. Mr. Montrevil is married to a U.S. citizen and has four U.S. citizen children who need him here to raise them and provide for their well being. In Mr. Montrevil’s case we recognize the struggles of millions of families who are ensnared in the devastating realities of a broken immigration system. We affirm the need for greater discretion in the immigration system that will keep families together. We will continue to fight for such reforms in the name of Mr. Montrevil and the millions like him across the nation until all families win justice.
To sign on, please contact Janis Rosheuvel with your name, organizational affiliation, and location, or call her at: 917-526-1136
On behalf of Families for Freedom (New York, NY)