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Cuevas Family Update - Defend SEIU Member Facing DEPORTATION!
by upton sinclair (irlandeso [at] riseup.net)
Tuesday Jun 22nd, 2004 12:13 PM
Support Committee for the Cuevas Family
Robyn Rodriguez: robynmrodriguez [at] sbcglobal.net
Peter Chua: chua370 [at] earthlink.net
Jay Mendoza: jay [at] focusnow.org
cuevasfamilysupportcommittee.jpg
JOIN CANDLELIGHT VIGIL WEDS. JUNE 23rd!

Starting at 8:30pm at the CIS/ICS(aka INS/Migra) Field Office
630 Samsome St between Washington St & Jackson St
San Francisco, CA 94111

Using BART:
- Exit at Montgomery Station (SF)
- Walk from Montgomery (on Market) to Samsome (on Market) towards Embarcadero
- Walk north 6 blocks to Washington & Samsome towards CIS/ICE office

By MUNI Bus:
- Take the #10 bus to Sansome and Washington
Parking:
Facilities are available in the area. Prices generally range from $12.00 to $27.00 per day. Street parking is scarce.
For more location info:
http://uscis.gov/graphics/fieldoffices/sanfran/aboutus.htm
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Cuevas Family Background

Delfin and Angelita Cuevas arrived as tourists to the United States in 1984-85 along with their three young children (all six years old and under), Donna, Dale and Dominique.

Mr. and Mrs. Cuevas decided to settle in Fremont, California to leave behind the economic and political turmoil of the Philippines, eventually buying a home there.

All three children were educated at private, Catholic elementary and high schools. Donna recently graduated with a Psychology degree from Cal State University, Hayward. Dale and Dominique are students of San Jose State University.

In 1996, learning that immigration law would soon change, Mr. and Mrs. Cuevas filed for asylum with the hope of being referred to an immigration judge before the new law, Clinton’s Illegal Immigration and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIIRA) took effect on April 1, 1997. Because thousands of other immigrant families did the same, the Cuevas Family found itself caught in the backlog and therefore subject to the new law. Their appeals were repeatedly dismissed; the final appeal being dismissed in December 2003.
Delfin Cuevas was a member of SEIU, Local 1000 up until April 2004 when he was forced to quit his job.
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Support Committee Actions

Generated public support requesting Sen. Feinstein to pass personal legislation in Feb. 2004; Sen. Feinstein refused.
Formally presented Sen. Boxer with list of 70 organizational endorsements (see over for updated list) and 3000+ signatures from on-line petition (see Aroundthecapitol.com) on June 9, 2004 in support of personal legislation requesting response by June 15th; Sen. Boxer has still not responded to the Support Committee.
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Support Committee’s Demands to Sen. Boxer:

1) Introduce Personal Legislation for Cuevas Family
Enable the Cuevas family to remain in the United States, a country they have called home for nearly 20 years (therefore issuing orders to the appropriate BCIS or ICE officials to refrain from disrupting the Cuevas Family’s life);
Allow them the opportunity to legalize their status as permanent residents of the United States;

2) Stop Deportations; Keep Families Together--Immigration Reform Now! Work with immigrant advocacy groups, including the Support Committee for the Cuevas Family and their allies, to change unjust, anti-family immigration laws and policies.

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The Cuevases...unfair punishmentMarieFriday Jul 9th, 2004 4:34 PM
immigration lawKelly FlanaganFriday Jul 9th, 2004 3:14 PM
unfair to the CuevasesREYFriday Jul 9th, 2004 11:57 AM
urgent need for immigration reforms...TessThursday Jul 8th, 2004 6:07 PM
Some laws need to be changedKelly FlanaganThursday Jul 8th, 2004 4:49 PM
Some Laws Could Use A Little ChangeKathleen LeeThursday Jul 8th, 2004 4:46 PM
supporting the cuevas familycarmelWednesday Jul 7th, 2004 1:18 PM
Dusty and his WebsiteDeannaTuesday Jul 6th, 2004 8:02 PM
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