Unified Action – March 2011

Release 3 year old girl from Immigration Detention

Sponsored by: Amigos de Mujeres de Juarez/ Ella Nelson
For more information: contact Ella Nelson: ellanelson@earthlink.com; p) 575-524-0663, or log on to: amigosdemujeres.org/heidi

The Issue:

There is a bi-national effort to release Heidi Frayre and her uncle Juan Manuel Frayre from immigration detention. They fled Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua for their lives, seeking political asylum in the US. Heidi is currently held at a refugee and resettlement center in Houston, Texas. However, she has family in El Paso, Texas. Her uncle is currently detained at the Otero Detention Center in Chaparral, New Mexico. Heidi is the daughter of feminicide victim Rubi Frayre in Ciudad Juarez. Her grandmother, Marisela Excobedo was killed on December 16, 2010 on the steps of the Governer’s Palace, in Chihuahua. She had been staging a 24/7 protest in front of the Chihuahua Governor’s palace asking for the apprehension of Rubi’s murderer, Sergio Rafael. She was shot in the head at point blank range, her murder documented by the security cameras at the Governor’s Palace.

What we are asking:

Email or write to the US officials listed below, by 3-31

Suggested message:
Please end the detention of three-year-old Heidi Frayre and her uncle Juan Manuel Frayre who fled ciudad Juarez for their lives and are seeking political asylum in the U.S. Heidi is the daughter and granddaughter of Juarez and Chihuahua femicide victims, Rubi Frayre and Marisela Escobedo. This child should be in the care of her relatives in El Paso, TX.

1. Secretary Janet Napolitano:  http://www.dhs.gov/xutil/contactus.shtm

  • Department of Homeland Security,
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington DC, 20528

2. President Obama: info@messages.whitehouse.gov  

  • The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
  • Washington DC, 20500

3. Senator Tom Udall: http://tomudall.senate.gov/?p=contact

4. Senator Jeff Bingaman: http://bingaman.senate.gov/contact/

and also, Maria Flores’s daughter, who is working in DC (she knows about this issue)

5. Andrea Flores: aflores@rabengroup.com