On August 7th, Maria, a mother of 4-month-old Jacqueline, was arrested in a massive immigration raid at poultry plants in Mississippi, along with nearly 700 other immigrants. This was the largest single-state workplace immigration raid in our nation’s history. These cruel and inhumane raids actively separate families, including the family of Maria, who is breastfeeding her infant and caring for her two other children. Now, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi is cruelly criminally prosecuting Maria for use of false documents and may be planning to charge 96 others who were detained in the raid.
Please take action today! Call the United States Attorney’s Office now and tell them to drop the charges against Maria and release Maria so she can be reunited with her family and return to caring for her baby.
Call the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi Today at (601) 965-4480
Sample Script: “I’m a concerned citizen and community member, and [as a person of faith] I urge you to immediately drop the criminal charges against Maria Domingo Garcia (CR19-00174) and release her. Maria is a mother to three children, including a still-breastfeeding baby of just 4-months who needs her mother. It is cruel and inhumane to separate families. I stand in solidarity with Maria and her family and all of the families that have been separated as a result of these inhumane raids. Please immediately drop the charges against Maria and release her so she can be reunited with her three children and husband – and release everyone in need of being reunited with their families. I call on you to uphold due process for all immigrants who were victims of these raids and see that they have a meaningful opportunity to be heard.”