Act Now: Update on Francisco Rodriguez's Case

Act Now: Update on Francisco Rodriguez’s Case

Francisco Rodriguez was detained on Thursday, July 13 at his check-in with ICE. Francisco is an active member of the Chelsea and Boston communities, a union janitor at MIT with 32BJ SEIU, and a father of two daughters with a third child on the way.

You can read more about Francisco’s case here and you can read his letter to the public from inside detention here.

Take action today to stop Francisco’s deportation:

  1. Donate to Francisco’s fundraiser here: https://www.gofundme.com/help-stop-franciscos-deportation
  2. Call our Senators and Representative, thank them for their work on the case thus far, and ask for their support for Francisco’s immediate release from detention & and to weigh in personally with DHS to stop Francisco’s deportation
  3. Sign this petition and call Governor Charlie Baker and ask for his support for Francisco Rodriguez’s immediate release from detention and to weigh in personally with DHS to stop Francisco’s deportation
  4. Contact ICE and let them know you want Francisco Rodriguez to be immediately released from detention:

Important: If you’ve had a bad experience calling ICE re. Francisco’s case, please write down the date, time, and the name of the officer that you spoke with and what happened and email it to me lily@massjwj.net.

Sample Script for Senators/Representatives:

“Hi, my name is __ and I live in __. I’m calling to ask you to help stop Francisco Rodriguez ’s deportation and for his immediate release from detention. Francisco is a dedicated community member with young children. I appreciate the work your office and the Senator/Representative has taken on with regards to Francisco’s case. I’m calling to ask him/her to personally weigh in with ICE and DHS and to continue to do all he/she can to keep Francisco in our community. If he is deported, we would all suffer greatly. Thank you for your time.”

 

Sample Script for Governor Baker:

“Hi, my name is __ and I live in __. I’m calling with regards to the case of Francisco Rodriguez. I’m calling to urge the Governor to do everything in his power to stop the deportation and advocate for the immediate release of Francisco from detention. Francisco is a dedicated community member with young children. Governor Baker has the power to do the right thing and personally weigh in with ICE and DHS to keep Francisco with his family and community. Our Commonwealth would suffer greatly if he is deported. Thank you for your time.”

 

Sample Script for ICE:

“Hi, my name is __ and I live in __. I’m calling to ask you to help stop Francisco Rodriguez ’s deportation and for his immediate release from detention. His A-Number: 099-665-463. His A-Number: 099-665-463.  Francisco is a dedicated community member with young children. Despite following ICE’s orders, he was detained on Thursday, July 13. I’m calling to urge ICE to use its discretion and keep Francisco in the community and with his family.”

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