Announcement from Cornell Organization for Labor Action:
José Coyote Pérez is a dairy worker, father, community leader and member of the Workers’ Center of Central New York (WCCNY). He was unjustly detained by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) a little over four weeks ago, on February 24th, and remains in their custody. He was arrested after he received a call from the ICE Buffalo Field Office/Federal Detention Facility in Batavia NY, ordering him to report to the facility to sign a paper, just two days after he reported himself as a victim of workplace violence.
José’s detainment is not an isolated event. Many individuals in the United States today are forced to live in fear of their lives being uprooted and their families being torn apart through the dehumanizing and federally sanctioned processes of the rampant arrest, detainment and deportation of immigrants. Despite playing essential roles in Central New York’s society and economy, many immigrant farmworkers are immensely vulnerable to these dangers.
Come learn more about the situation facing these essential Central New York community members and take a stand with us for humanity, equity, and compassion at Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Ithaca Commons on March 30 (Thursday) at 4:30PM.
More information about José’s case can be found here: https://
Image credit: Photo of dairy cows, courtesy of USDA Image Gallery