Kids of International Deportees
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My mother was deported to Medellin, Colombia
When I was only fifteen,
I know the heartaches & struggles
I can relate to your hardships,
#TimeIsNow to Speak UP & #BreakTheSilence
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Erwiana’s story of torture and abuse in one of the world’s glitziest cities is currently rallying thousands in Asia.1
After 8 months of being forced to work with no pay in a Hong Kong family’s home, Erwiana’s beaten and broken body was dumped at the city’s largest airport with a one way ticket back home and a frightening threat – tell anyone about what happened and your parents will be killed.
Workers such as Erwiana are trapped in a vicious economic cycle, making many modern slaves in Hong Kong. Dishonest placement agencies illegally lock the world’s most vulnerable workers in debt, often charging them 7 or 8 months’ wages to be placed, making repayment next to impossible. The good news is that Hong Kong law only allows agencies to charge up to 10% of a worker’s first month’s wage. Unfortunately, the city’s government does not regulate these agencies, which then continue their extortion.
Hong Kong has over 300 000 migrant domestic workers. In November 2013, Amnesty International documented dozens of Indonesian women trapped there in conditions amounting to modern slavery. These women had been locked inside the homes of strangers, their passports taken away, often beaten and sexually abused, and with no recourse to justice.
The international press, demonstrators and even some employers are already putting pressure on the Hong Kong government to effectively regulate and monitor placement agencies. If we build unprecedented public support, we can help ensure that young women like Erwiana are protected from modern slavery.
Erwiana’s story has put Hong Kong in the spotlight for the lack of enforcement of its laws. Take action to request the government help protect migrant workers from bonded labour!
Erwiana’s employer only released her when she was beaten so badly, she was unable to continue working. Luckily, a fellow passenger was able to see that Erwiana was injured and offered her assistance. PLEASE SIGN THEIR PETITION! #WalkFree #EndModernSlavery
As President Obama takes the stage tonight to address the nation, I am reminded of something he said during last year’s State Of The Union Address. He said, “Send me a comprehensive immigration reform bill in the next few months, and I will sign it right away.” But as lawmakers in Congress continue to stall on immigration reform, President Obama nears an appalling record of two million deportations, the most under any American president.
With legislation on life support, the President’s policies continue tearing apart families and deporting the very people who would benefit from the reform he supports. These are people like Ardani Lemus, a father of 2 U.S. citizen children, who was detained for over a year and later deported for a minor traffic violation. Ardani’s case is just one of thousands. Everyday, 1,100 people are unjustly deported and countless of families separated.
As recently as November 2013, President Obama has said there isn’t anything he can do to stop the 1,100 deportations per day on his watch. He said the same thing to us when we pushed for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), before ultimately reversing his stance and announcing the hugely popular program in June 2012. Just as in 2012, we know the President has the power to stop the deportations of those who could benefit from reform legislation he supports.
..in sharing this important video! Email from Define America
Thank you for taking the pledge on Change.org. You’re joining thousands of people to stand for immigration fairness and create a new conversation throughout the country.
We’ve produced this short and powerful video with 31 undocumented Americans, from a range of ages and backgrounds. In the video, you’ll notice some familiar faces and some that are publicly revealing that they’re undocumented for the very first time. We really hope you’ll share it.
Because it’s so critical that we send a powerful message of unity, let’s also go one step further. Let’s all post on social media, and become a collective message that Washington can’t ignore — just as lawmakers are preparing to go home for the holidays without taking action. Here are some sample posts:
Join me in taking the pledge to support immigration fairness #4all http://ow.ly/rysZV
See a video that defined American, and a symbol that will change it. http://ow.ly/rysZV via @DefineAmerican #4all
After fourteen years of filming, editing, and building their campaign, Michèle Stephenson, Joe Brewster + the American Promise Team are thrilled and honored to release American Promise and see their family grow from the two who embarked on this journey in 1999, to the thousands of families, caregivers, educators, and citizens who have joined them and have demonstrated their commitment to fully realizing the American Promise for all children.
Make sure to watch/dvr the film & click on the link/site for more info on the #PremiereParty on your top social media outlets. -J.Papa
I want to personally thank Sandra Manzanilla from New York Life Insurance Company for sponsoring the event and Michael Musa from Musa-Obregon & Associates for sponsoring the food. Last yet never least, U.R.E Events for sponsoring the entertainment, Kept everyone moving!! (Food was provided by Steak-Go on Madison Ave in LES) Red Remedy for hosting! Jennifer Bonet for taking pictures ALL NIGHT! And Christine/GalleryBarNYC for having us!
Thank you to Melt Bakery for (Sunday and) attending, selling their delicious ice cream sandwiches #Never2Cold4IceCream
Thank you to Soprano, Sharon Cheng for speaking and surprising us will her amazing vocals/song! AND Scarlett Santana for giving us a great performance!! She rocked that dedication to KiD! Thanks to Ami Plasse for donating his Artwork & signed books, we raffled them all, everyone loved your work!
Thank you to Natalie Sky (the wonderful 1/2 of NinaSky) for making a special appearance
Thank you to the Journalist’s who came & Nigeria from Urban Buzz Magazine for covering the event.
Thank you to all who spoke; Marlon from HealthPlus, Yenny & Mateo from Make the Road New York, Qwana Reynolds, Author of Friend in your Pocket & Social Worker.
Couldn’t do it without you all, Until next year (2nd fundraiser) xoxo -Jess