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Free GSA alum Yordy from ICE detention

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.

Yordy Cancino is a leader who worked to transform his high school and his city of Los Angeles as the Gay-Straight Alliance club President at Animo Jackie Robinson High School.

Now, Yordy is being held in detention, not allowed to return to the home he worked so hard to make safer for all LGBTQ youth.

Let's not allow ICE to take Yordy away from us. San Fernando Valley youth and parents are phone-banking to free Yordy, and they need GSAs to join! Call ICE at 202-732-3000 and demand his release. Here is a a script you can use:

"Hi my name is _________________ and I am calling to urge ICE to grant Yordy Cancino (A# 206-273-497), prosecutorial discretion in his case, so he can reunite with his mother and communities. Don't deport him! Yordy is a California LGBTQ Dreamer who has made Los Angeles a greater city for many young students. He graduated with honors from high school and has so much to offer. LA is his home. Let him come home already."

And don't forget to sign the petition and keep up the pressure!

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