Next step to fight Rosa's deportation
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 by Michelle0 Responses

Thank you for to everyone who signed our petition to the Obama Administration to stop the deportation of Rosa, a loving mother and member of our church and community. Today, we’re making sure the Administration hears from us in a way they can’t ignore.

Our friends at No More Deaths have an easy-to-use online tool that allows you to send a direct fax and email to Secretary Jeh Johnson of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—he has the power to let Rosa stay with her family. Imagine his office getting hundreds, even thousands, of faxes and emails about saving Rosa from deportation! Join people of faith across the country taking action today.

Click here to send Secretary Jeh Johnson a direct message to #LetRosaStay.

Rosa is temporarily safe in sanctuary at our church,1 but it’s Secretary Jeh Johnson who has the power to grant a stay of removal and stop deportation proceedings for Rosa.

We’re fighting and praying for Rosa each day because, here in Tucson, we couldn’t keep watching members of our community being taken away, leaving behind broken homes and families. It’s why we also ask Secretary Johnson to expand deferred action for all undocumented people. I hope you’ll join us in faithful action by helping us send hundreds of faxes and emails to #LetRosaStay.

Join us in flooding Sec. Jeh Johnson’s office with messages to stop Rosa’s deportation.

Thank you for helping Rosa, and for standing together with our Sanctuary movement.

Rev. Alison Harrington
Southside Presbyterian Church

[1] Offering Sanctuary means we will keep Rosa in our church until her case is closed. ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) will not go into a church to pick up someone for deportation unless there is a threat to national security or public safety.

"Presbyterian church in Arizona offers sanctuary to undocumented migrant," Reuters, August 4, 2015.

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