Community Leads Information Sessions on Obama’s Administrative Relief Announcement
Juntos’ leader kicked off December by organizing three informational sessions on Obama’s executive action on immigration. While more information is pending in the final details of the President’s new programs Juntos took to action to inform community on eligibility requirements and protection against fraud. In collaboration with the St. Thomas Aquinas and Annunciation Catholic Church located in South Philadelphia and with CCATE in Norristown Juntos lead an informational presentation with Q&A. These informational sessions will be the first in a series to inform community on the President’s deferred action programs, DACA and DAPA, and to ensure that community members can safely and affordably apply if eligible. To read the presentation or watch footage if the first info session visit our Deferred Action Page.
Norristown Father of Three, Victor Ibarra Jimenez, Released From York County
On December 1st, 2014, Juntos celebrated with the Jimenez family as father and husband, Victor Jimenez, was released from York County Detention. For over six months Maritza Guzman, Victor’s wife, and their three sons had been fighting for the release of their loved one. In March he got into a small fender bender and instead of being issued a ticket at the site of the accident he was mailed an order to appear in court. While attending court to pay his ticket he was sent to be fingerprinted, an action that lead to Victor’s arrest by ICE on May 15th, 2014. The family was non stop in their pursuit for Victor’s freedom. Along with community members and supporters in Norristown, Philadelphia and across the country petitions were signed, phonecalls made, and demonstrations held against Victor’s detention. We are happy to report that Victor is home safe and sound with his family and we will continue to fight for all of those who continue to be detained by ICE.