Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Rally in Hartford for Said Zaim-Sassi, and March to Liebermans Office!

The fight to free Said Zaim-Sassi Continues:

Please Forward to your lists and congregations:

We will protest the abduction and imprisonment of Said Zaim-Sassi again this week.

A rally at the Immigration Court will be followed by a march to Senator Lieberman's office.

Lieberman is chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
and he can act to free Said.

Please call the following politicians so that they can act in this matter:

Dodd (860-258-6940)
Lieberman (860-549-8478)
DeLauro (203-562-3718).


What: Protest and March from Immigration Court to Senator Lieberman's Office

When: 8:00 am Friday 31 August, 2007

Where: in front of Immigration Court, 450 Main Street, Hartford
At around 5:00 am on August 20, ICE agents raided the Zaim family home in Wallingford, CT
searching for Said Zaim-Sassi.

His terrified children woke as ICE shined flashlights in their faces, yelling profanities.

In the 20 years he has lived in the U.S., Said has had absolutely no criminal record
and has been completely compliant with immigration requirements.

His work and charity have benefited many in his community.

ICE has treated him and his family like criminals.

His three kids and his wife, all U.S. citizens, don't know when they will see him again.

ICE's actions, designed to instill fear in the community, rip families apart.

Community members and activists from throughout Connecticut
will be in front of Immigration Court in Hartford on Friday August 31
to demand the release of Said Zaim-Sassi and other innocents like him in detention.

We will not allow our neighbors, our friends, and our family to be treated like animals.

Immigrants are workers, not criminals. Stop the Raids.

Sponsored by Unidad Latina en Accion, Stop The Raids-Trinity College, Middle East Crisis Committee.

Proudly endorsed by People of Faith.

You can view footage of last weeks protest here.

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