***UPDATE: AT THE REQUEST OF ARELY WE ARE CANCELING THE RALLY. IF YOU ARE STILL GOING IN SUPPORT TO NOT CARRY SIGNS AND WAIT IN YOUR CARS. WE WILL UPDATE WITH INFORMATION AS WE GET IT ONCE ARELY HAS FINISHED HER APPOINTMENT. WE WILL BE RECONVENING WITH ARELY AT THE WORKERS’ CENTER AT 2:15. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR SUPPORT.***
Please continue to support Arely and her family by donating to their fundraiser https://www.youcaring.com/arelytomas-804962
Join us Wednesday May 16 at 12:45pm in front of ICE Syracuse offices, 401 South Salina St. for solidarity and accompaniment of our friend and member Arely Tomas.
Last week Arely’s lawyer was notified by ICE that they were cancelling her scheduled May 30th check-in and requesting her to present herself on May 16th instead so that they could attach an ankle monitor.
Her check-in with ICE is at 1pm. Her appointment is supposed to last an hour, we will wait outside until she comes out of the building. We want her to feel the support of the community and to know that we stand in solidarity. Estamos con Arely y su familia!
If you can please support the family with a donation here:https://www.youcaring.com/
Arely is the mother of three U.S citizen kids, she is a fierce advocate and community leader. Arely and her family live and work in Syracuse, while taking care of the rest of her family back in Guatemala. She was turned over to Border Patrol by the Troopers in 2013 because she and her husband did not have a licence when driving to Ithaca, NY. Despite checking in with ICE for years, recently ICE has changed her phone check in to in person check in and now her most recent check in will result in an ankle monitor.
Join us in showing our support for Arely, her family and all those forced to endured these injustices.