Victory! Israel back home with his family


Community Victory! After 144 Days in Detention, Israel Comes Home to His Family.

We are happy to announce that, after 144 days in detention, Israel is home!   Juntos was there yesterday to welcome him home.Israel Resendiz-Hernandez, a community leader and business owner in Norristown and father of two was detained in late January of this year and since then the community has organized and fought to bring him home. He led a 19 day hunger strike in York County Detention Center to bring attention to unjust detention cases, his wife Pilar Molina was arrested in front of the White House to end deportations, community leaders rallied and organized to bring attention to his case and thousands of community members and our allies made calls and wrote letters to ICE and local politicians for his release. It was the united efforts of all of you that led him home.
There are thousands of families separated by unjust detention and deportations everyday in this country. Israel coming home shows how unnecessary their detention and separation from their family is and a signal for how many more people should be released and returned to the people who love them. We must make a commitment to continue to fight until all of our families are reunited and we end the suffering created by the destructive detention and deportation machine.We applaud the Resendiz-Molina family for their courage, for having faith and for always leading with love. You are an example to many more families across the nation and are showing the world that fighting for our communities is not in vain; this is how we win.Si se pudo,
JuntosRead more here: Man jailed for deportation returns to Norristown(Philadelphia Inquirer)