Charley Chehoud is an asylum seeker who left Lebanon in 1989 to escape religious persecution. He has worked with New Jersey police for years – even helping solve a high profile murder case. Because of a missed court date, he is facing deportation and ICE continues to hold him in solitary confinement.
Vigil Demanding ICE Stop Inhumane Treatment of Immigrants and Release Charley
Tuesday January 31st from 12pm- 3pm
Essex County detention centers are notorious for inhumane conditions and treatment of inmates. Recently, the Newark community has fought the expansion of immigrant detention in Essex County – the board of county freeholders has voted to expand immigrant detention to bring more money into the area. More here:http://chn.ge/tY7EmY
Charley has faced violence and almost two weeks of solitary confinement. His treatment exemplifies the rampant abuse that takes place behind the Essex County Jail’s walls.
Pax Christi NJ and American Friends Service Committee Immigrant Rights Program are holding vigil to ask ICE to stop their inhumane treatment of all immigrants and to release Charley to his fiancé, Veronica. Can you join?
Add your name to the over 11,000 people supporting Veronica’s petition to free Charley: http://chn.ge/zmu5VI
End Detention Abuse: Free Charley Chehoud!