Send a Message of Hope to Detained Students
As high school teachers, we will have the privilege to watch our students graduate next week. But one proud face will be missing from that stage. Our student, Wildin Acosta, was arrested by ICE while on his way to school. He should be graduating next week along with his classmates. Instead, he's been sitting in ICE detention for more than 90 days, along with at least nine other youth from NC and GA who have been targeted by ICE and separated from their families.
Educators and students around the country are writing letters to Wildin, Yefri, Pedro, Josue, Bilmer, Santos, Pascual, Jaime, and Jennifer, who only want to be reunited with their families and continue their education.
Add your voice now - write a message of support (in English or, if you can, in Spanish). We'll print out all your messages and deliver them, and let these young people know that there are thousands of people out here working toward their release.
-- Ellen Holmes, Ana Kistler, and Allison Swaim, Educators in Durham, NC
-- Ellen Holmes, Ana Kistler, y Allison Swaim, Maestras en Durham, NC