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Immigrants & Allies to Perform Street Theater Highlighting 2 million Deportations by President Obama

Human Dignity & Just Immigration Reform

April 3, 2014


Immigrants & Allies to Perform Street Theater Highlighting 2 million Deportations by President Obama
As Administration Nears Two Million Deportations,
Groups Say “Not One More,” Urge White House Action


What: Street theater performance highlighting 2 million deportations by the Obama administration.


When: Friday, April 4, 2014 from 4 - 6 pm (best media time 4:30 p.m. for b-roll; interviews can be done before)


Where: Civic Center Park, 14th Ave & Broadway in Denver


Why: The performance and protest is prompted by the record deportations under the Obama administration which are anticipated to hit the milestone of two million removals since he took office. They say their families can’t wait for relief and that the President doesn’t have to wait for Congress to use his executive authority to stop the suffering. He could expand the deferred action program he created for immigrant youth and suspend deportations immediately.


Who: People of faith-immigrants and allies acting out the deportation of 2 million people since 2009 and the tragic separation of our families.


Visuals: A large plywood backdrop representing 2 million deportations, large flags from Latin America and Africa. People depicting immigrants, immigration officials, children and allies acting out deportation and the costs to our families and our community.

As part of the national #Not1more Deportation campaign, Together Colorado will have a street theater in Civic Center Park highlighting 2 million deportations by the Obama Administration.

Additionally, to stop those deportations, groups across the country are making April 5th a national day of action under the banner “Two Million Too Many,” saying that the President’s approach on immigration needs to change.