Northwest Indiana Resistance, a community based coalition, will hold a rally
and protest on Friday, October 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, at the
Gary/Chicago International Airport. The group opposes the deportations that
have occurred for over a decade at the airport which have resulted in over
20,000 undocumented workers being deported from Brownsville, Texas to
According to Dr.
Ruth Needleman, families are being torn apart. “Workers have lost their jobs
and their homes while children are being left behind, often without due
process. We stand together to defend DACA, to stop the deportation of our
veterans as well as our neighbors.”
include Indiana State Sen. Eddie Melton (D), families affected including
DACA students, along with representatives from SEIU, UE, Chicago Jobs with
Justice, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, the Interfaith
Federation, and various faith leaders.
Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1 is sponsoring a bus which will
leave from Workers United, 333 South Ashland, in Chicago, at 9 a.m. Friday
morning. Organizers ask that supporters come to the airport by 9:45 a.m.
information, contact email@example.com or NWI Resistance on Facebook.