Wonderful news! Yosselin Herrera, the young lady from Siler City who has been fighting for the right to stay in the U.S., will be able to plead for asylum in November. A huge thank you to all the organizations and individuals who are collaborating with The Hispanic Liaison to support Yosselin – SEIRN, United We Dream, National Lawyers Guild, the NC and Chatham NAACP, teachers and students, and Yosselin’s family.
We also wish to thank and recognize the leadership of our elected officials who passed resolutions on her behalf – Chatham County, the towns of Siler City and Pittsboro, and the Chatham School Board. It was an unprecedented and strong show of support for Yosselin and our entire community. We’re SO proud of Chatham County. THANK YOU!!
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This is what compassionate and courageous leadership looks like! We are very proud of our Chatham County Commissioners for unanimously approving a bilingual resolution asking the federal authorities to grant Yosselin Herrera’s petition for asylum in the US.
Beyond the crucial and wonderful support for Yosselin, it is a message to all of our community that Chatham Commissioners value and respect us, and are willing to take risks to protect us.
Thank you, Commissioners! Please read the resolution below and send them your thanks and praises.
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Yosselin Herrera is an 18 year old Jordan Mathews student from Siler City who has been held in an immigration detention center since early June and could be deported this Friday. She needs your help today to have a chance for her case to be heard by an immigration judge.
Email or call DHS today!
202-282-8204 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hispanic Liaison will reopen on Tuesday, August 2nd. Click here for more details about our hours of attention to the public.
You’re also invited to our re-opening celebration:
Tuesday, August 18
From 4 to 7 PM
At our office at 200 N. Chatham Ave., Siler City, NC 27344
We look forward to seeing you soon!
The Town of Siler City didn’t approve our $6,000 request to help us reopen El Vínculo. The Town Manager, Bryan Thompson (email@example.com or 919-742-2323), explained that the town did not have funds for this purpose this year. We are disappointed with the commissioners’ decision, but are very grateful to all of you who came to the commissioners’ meeting, sent emails or called the town on our behalf. We’ll keep working hard to secure more resources. Please help us! Make a donation to El Vínculo at http://www.evhnc.org/donate/.
A huge thanks to our volunteers who helped with the community outreach to fill out surveys with Hispanic community members. This small group completed 33 surveys in Siler City and Pittsboro! We exceeded our goal by completing 123 surveys for our community assessment. And many thanks to all the local agencies who helped us with the surveys.
If you didn’t have the chance to share your opinion, there’s still time! We’re hosting a community focus group next Saturday, June 11. For more information, visit Consulta Popular or on Facebook Events – Consulta Popular.