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Rally for Hope: Stop Separating Families
March 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nationwide, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been conducting target enforcement actions, focusing on immigrant women and children who have arrived from Central America in the last two years. With the presence of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Price Hill in early February, fear continues to plague the local immigrant community, many afraid to leave their homes for work or school. Cities across the nation including Chicago, Minneapolis, and Raleigh have held public protest and vigils in opposition to these enforcement tactics asking DHS to stop separating families. Local community members and organizations, including the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio, Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center, ELL Foundation, Holy Family Church, Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, LULAC, and NKU Latino Institute for Excellence have come together to plan a Rally for Hope with a message to “Stop Separating Families” for Saturday March 12, 2016, from 1:00-3:00pm to show support for the immigrant community.
With this intention, all are invited to join in a rally and two mile walk beginning at Holy Family Church in Price Hill and walking down Grand to Warsaw, continuing to Kroger and through the Price Hill Community. Showing support for the immigrant community in this public way allows those in fear to know they are not alone and there are many who stand on the side of our immigrant neighbors. Those interested in participating are asked to meet in the parking lot of Holy Family behind the church.