Media Advisory for Thursday, March 11, 2021 – Car Caravan for Immigrants’ Rights on President Biden’s 50th Day in Office

Essential Workers, Immigrant Rights Advocates and Community Leaders to Lead Car Caravan to Downtown LA’s Metropolitan Detention Center to Demand Migrant Families Reunification on President Biden’s 50th Day in Office

Caravan and Demonstration Calling Attention to the 600+ Children Separated from their Parents at the Border Still Awaiting Reunification; Coalition Demanding President Biden “Free the Women, Free the Children, Free them All” and Immediately Undo Trump Era Family Separation Policies

LOS ANGELES — On President Joe Biden’s 50th day in office, a coalition of essential workers, immigrant rights advocates, and community leaders are leading a car caravan from McArthur Park to Downtown Los Angeles’ Metropolitan Detention Center to demand the reunification of migrant children with their parents, an end to the separation of families by Federal authorities, and to create a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

There are approximately 5,000 children currently held in immigrant detention centers under inhumane and dangerous conditions. In addition, there’s over 600 children separated at the border from their parents that Federal authorities have still not reunited with their families.

The immigrant rights coalition is urging the Biden Administration to act swiftly on stopping the deportation of working families, many of whom have been on the frontlines of pandemic response as essential workers throughout the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The action comes on the heels of a recent humanitarian aid drive to deliver much-needed supplies to asylum seekers stuck at the U.S.-Mexico border, and a recent press conference featuring children of essential workers calling on the Biden Administration to take immediate action to address to ongoing humanitarian crisis.

WHO:             Labor, Immigrant Rights Organizations, and Community Organizations Including: SEIU, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

WHAT:           Car Caravan and Press Conference

WHEN:           Thursday, March 11th at 11:30AM

WHERE:         Metropolitan Detention Center, 535 Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

VISUALS:       Pro-Migrant Signs, Banners, Cars decorated with signage

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Contact: Roxane Marquez, (213) 705-1078,

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