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Alvarado Jewelry #2 for hosting the event
Our 25 generous sponsors
The 16 law firm and agency information tables
Our excellent team of presenters and moderators
Siler City Mayor John Grimes and Chatham County Commissioner Karen Howard
The talented musicians and poets who performed during our lunch break
Our fabulous cook Elena Gonzalez
Geo DeSocio of 12 Audio Video for the sound
Our photographers Adrian Moreno and Walter Gomez
The talented team of interpreters
And the 47 volunteers who made this event possible!
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.
Tickets available here or at the door (Latino community members are being asked to make a donation of their choice).
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