Please attend the Vigil for Ricardo Fierro
then call Paul Ryan and tell him to
grant Ricardo a Stay of Deportation.
Then tell Ryan to ACT on immigration reform!
Longtime community leader and volunteer, Ricardo Fierro, was taken into custody by Immigration Custom Enforcement (ICE) on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at his home in Racine, Wisconsin.
Fierro is best known in the Racine community as the former local director of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In recent years, Fierro served on the City of Racine Mayoral Advisory Board, Immigration Task Force Chairman for the Racine Interfaith Coalition, the Racine Unified School District Middle School Transformation Committee and the RUSD Diversity and Equity Task Force.
Fierro was elected president of local council 347 of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), and enthusiastically participated in a host of volunteer activities too numerous to mention.
“There are few people more dedicated to the Racine community than Ricardo Fierro,” said Linda Boyle, co-president of the Racine Interfaith Coalition, which represents 27 local churches. “As the father of seven children of U.S. citizenship, and a responsible son and brother, Ricardo’s detention has presented an unimaginable hardship to his family and loved ones.”
Boyle continued, “law enforcement serves our community best when it protects us all from dangerous criminals and drug dealers - not detaining upstanding people who make our community a better place to live.”
Family members working for Fierro’s release have received more than fifty letters of support which include United States Congressman Luis Gutierrez, Racine Mayor Cory Mason, Former Racine Mayor John Dickert, Racine Unified School District Superintendent Eric Gallien, Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave, Wisconsin State Representatives Greta Neubauer, Peter Barca and JoCasta Zamarippa, WISDOM State Executive Director David Liners, along with religious leaders and clergy from across the state.
Please attend the vigil and then call Paul Ryan and tell him to grant Ricardo a Stay of Deportation. Then tell Ryan to ACT on immigration reform.