#Not1More: Two Immigrants Who Won’t Be at White House Summit on Worker Voice

Oct 7, 2015
12:39 PM


#Not1More, a project began in April 2013 with the goal of ending deportations that separate families and splinter communities, is calling for the release of two undocumented workers who have been detained since May and are facing deportation.

From the group’s blog:

As the White House brings labor leaders together and honors various worker rights defenders, two people who won’t be in attendance are Gustavo Barahona-Sanchez and Jose Adan Fugon-Cano.

Instead, they’re in detention in Louisiana.

In late May Gustavo and Jose Adan were standing on the sidewalk waiting for work in the town of Leesville, Louisiana when police questioned them about their immigration status. Profiled while waiting for work, Leesville police took them to jail without filing charges and called Border Patrol.

Both workers were placed in deportation proceedings even though they have no criminal history, no significant immigration offenses, and are witnesses to a pending civil rights investigation alleging violations of their rights. In addition, ICE is ignoring its own standards of prosecutorial discretion and in response to the civil rights complaint the agency is taking actions against two workers who are standing up for their civil rights.

To read #Not1More’s letters U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s field office in New Orleans and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, visit NotOneMoreDeportation.com.