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Children's Protest: Stop the Detentions & Deportations!

  • South Bay House of Corrections 20 Bradston Street Boston, MA, 02118 United States (map)

Join the Boston Workmen's Circle Sunday School's 5th grade class in its annual labor protest! This year, the fifth grade students are calling for an end to unjust immigration laws and practices, and standing in solidarity with Francisco Rodriguez and Siham Byah. 

Francisco came to the U.S. in 2006 after fleeing violence in his home country of El Salvador, and lives in Chelsea with his wife and three children. He has been a janitor at MIT for the last five years, owns his own carpet cleaning business, and is a member of SEIU Local 32BJ. He was detained this July at a regular ICE check-in, and was not permitted to leave to witness the birth of his youngest child.

Siham Byah, a 40-year-old Massachusetts woman with an eight-year-old son, was placed in ICE custody November 7 after she went to a check-in at the ICE office in Burlington, Mass. 

The Boston Workmen's Circle Shule labor protest is inspired by the history of Jewish immigrant workers who toiled in textile sweatshops. Today, students are demanding that ICE stop the deportations! Help put pressure on ICE by marching with our 5th grade class on Sunday, December 10th! Stop the detentions, stop the deportations!

#FreeFrancisco #FreeSiham