Actions to Take to Support Siham Byeh
Many of us continue to wonder how Siham Byeh and her son, Naseem, are doing. She remains in detention, working with her lawyer and others to continue resisting deportation and to fight to have her son in a supportive and loving environment.
Here are two actions you can take today to support them.
1. If you are available today at 6PM, come to Chelsea to attend a meeting with the Attorney General's Office and Homeland Security to ask that they assist with Siham's case and place her son, Naseem, with a family friend. The action will take place at the Bridges Meeting at Al-Huda Society - 60 Willow Street, Chelsea, MA.(For now this is all I know, I’ll try to find more details for folks who are interested).
2. Siham’s lawyer has been working diligently for her release and for Naseem’s well-being, so please donate to her legal fund if you can.
You can follow the campaign and learn more about Siham and Naseem on the #FreeSiham Facebook page to stay up to date. Feel free to share this link and this email with your networks.
On a final note, we continue to learn that the cases of detained immigrants who we come to know and care about are messy and are not resolving quickly these days. That has been true for Siham, for Francisco Rodriguez and for many others. It’s important to stay awake and stay outraged at the terror that ICE is causing families in our communities. We will continue to do what we can to keep you in the loop.
Women Encouraging Empowerment in support of #FreeSiham
All of us at Women Encouraging Empowerment (WEE) share concern for our neighbor Siham Tinhinan Byah and outrage at her unjust detention by ICE. We stand in solidarity with all who are fighting to free Siham from this unwarranted and politically motivated incarceration. She a proud feminist and a courageous activist who has spoken out for justice for all. She is also a single mother whose son needs her. They should not be separated and she should be released immediately.
According to her lawyer Siham’s detention by ICE “was totally unexpected, completely unwarranted, and in direct violation of established ICE policy”. The decision to detain Siham came directly from Washington DC and without warning. It is clear that her detention is a direct response to her activism.
At WEE, we work every day with women, men and children who strive to learn English and build their skills to be productive workers and participants in our community. Many of our foreign-born neighbors live in constant fear that they too could be targeted by immigration or law enforcement. Whether or not they have legal documentation, when someone like Siham is detained and separated from her child, all immigrants are impacted. Families feel they must go into hiding. They stop accessing services, including emergency health and police services. They are afraid to send their children to school.
This is why we must all stand up to free Siham. She is our neighbor and our relative. Please join any efforts to support her, including those outlined below. Reach out to us at WEE if you would like to be involved in our work and the work of the Revere Immigrant Solidarity Network (RISN), created by immigrants and allies seeking an alternate response to counter hate with love and solidarity.
Please join us and support #FreeSiham by signing the petition
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You can donate to Siham's support fund her
Send your friends this link: https://actionnetwork.org/…/freesiham-demand-the-release-of…&
Copy and paste the email below.
The community is mobilizing to #FreeSiham and show our support. Please call local ICE officer Homsy at the number below
CALL ICE: 781-359-7500 press 4#, and tell the desk officer that you are calling to ask for Siham Byah to be released back to the community.
CALL HER CONGRESSMAN: Representative Seth Moulton, (202) 225-8020 or (978) 531-1669, and Tweet @sethmoulton
Copy and paste this email to friends to spread the word:
Subject: Sign the petition! ICE Field Officer Homsy: #FreeSiham: Demand the Release of Siham Byah from ICE!
I signed a petition on Action Network telling ICE Field Officer Homsy to #FreeSiham: Demand the Release of Siham Byah from ICE! .
Single mother Siham Byah was detained today, Nov 7th, by Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE). We need you to pressure the local ICE office in Burlington, MA to #FreeSiham. We can't let Siham be deported to Morocco with her 8 year old son waiting for her to come home. Please sign the petition to #FreeSiham now. Siham, resident of Nahant and from Morocco is a human rights activist. Sources close to her believe she has been targeted because of her activism and are fearful that this is part of a growing epidemic of undocumented immigrants being targeted for their constitutional use of free speech. Her detention this morning was totally unexpected, completely unwarranted, and in direct violation of established ICE policy. She had no time to plan care for her 8 year old son. Matt Cameron, her lawyer, spoke with Siham on Tuesday, and told him to let us all know that she will be on a hunger strike until she is released. She is deeply appreciative of your calls and commitment to show up for her. Sign the petition here to #FreeSiham so she can be reunited with her son. The community is mobilizing to #FreeSiham and show our support. Please call local ICE officer Homsy at the number below and join us for a rally in Boston on Wednesday. CALL ICE: 781-359-7500 press 4#, and tell the desk officer that you are calling to ask for Siham Byah to be released back to the community. CALL HER CONGRESSMAN: Representative Seth Moulton, (202) 225-8020 or (978) 531-1669, and Tweet @sethmoulton
#FreeSiham: Demand the Release of Siham Byah from ICE!
Single mother Siham Byah was detained today, Nov 7th, by Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE). We need you to pressure the local ICE office in…