I have incredible news: GSA youth leader Yordy Cancino's credible fear request has been granted! When Yordy went before the asylum officers reconsidering his case, his lawyer had my petition, with over 3000 GSA leaders' signatures, in hand -- and the officers decided to free Yordy!
Our efforts, from delivering the petition in D.C. to rallying in L.A., played a role in that decision, but Yordy is not yet released and we are in it until the end. He still needs us.
GSA leaders, you kept your promise: thousands of you signed my petition to the President to free Yordy Cancino and all LGBT youth from ICE detention.
So yesterday, I kept mine: I delivered your signatures to the White House, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and several members of Congress.
Last week, I started a petition to release Yordy Cancino, a former GSA leader and undocumented youth, from ICE detention.
Next week, I’m delivering that petition to the President of the United States.
This page will be updated regularly with news and information about events and actions to #FreeYordy. Read about Yordy and sign the petition here!
ICE has given Yordy excuse after excuse to delay his case and keep him in detention. We are mobilizing to deliver our petition to President Obama in DC and ICE in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 24th! To join the LA rally, go to the Facebook event.
This post is the second in a series covering the learning exchanges being held across the country between LGBTQ, racial justice, and educational justice youth organizations with funding from the Just and Fair Schols Fund. Read the first post from Missouri GSA Network here!
This Coming Out Day, join GSA Network leaders in coming out in support of undocumented queer students. Support our undocumented brothers and sisters in the fight for equal access and equal opportunities. Join us in empowering and creating unity and solidarity between our communities.