Tell ICE to send Jean Montrevil home

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Synopsis

On December 30th, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained Jean Montrevil, a green card-holding immigrant since 1986 who completed a prison term for a non-violent drug offense committed 20 years ago.

Description

On December 30th, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained Jean Montrevil, a green card-holding immigrant since 1986 who completed a prison term for a non-violent drug offense committed 20 years ago. Jean is a loving father of four, community leader and immigrant rights activist. Thousands of supporters have come forward to demand his release, and in an act of civil disobedience during a rally last week, the NYPD arrested 8 clergy members and 2 others.

Here are several actions you can take:

  • If you’re in the New York City area, join CCR Attorney Sunita Patel, Jani Montrevil, Jean Montrevil’s U.S.-born wife and other invited guests tomorrow, Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. at a rally in front of the Varick Street Detention Center at 201 Varick Street;
  • Sign a petition and circulate it to your family and friends;
  • Contact these key officials every day and tell them Jean should be released immediately:
    • John Morton, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for ICE (202) 732-3000, John.Morton@dhs.gov
    • David Venturella, Acting Head of Detention and Removal in DC (202) 732-3100, David.Venturella@dhs.gov
    • Carlos Odio, Staff for President Obama at the White House (202) 503-5712
    • Christopher Shanahan, NY ICE Field Office Director (212) 264-5085, (212) 264-4213, Christopher.shanahan@dhs.gov
    • John Tsoukaris, Acting NY ICE Field Office Director (under Christopher Shanahan) (212) 264-5085, cell (202) 528-5318
    • Raymond Simonse, Acting NY ICE Field Office Director (under Christopher Shanahan) (212) 264-5085, cell 973-332-9547
  • Ask organizations you know to sign onto a statement of support by emailing New Sanctuary directly at stevenyonglee (at) gmail (dot) com; and
  • Online sign-on letter to ICE and DHS officials