NEW YORK- We are overjoyed to announce that after two weeks of detention, Juan Vivares is home with his family! Juan has received a stay from the Board of Immigration Appeals and was released while his wife Yahaira Burgos’s family-based petition and motion to reopen removal proceedings is being considered in order to keep the family together. Yahaira, a New York City doorwoman, and the couple’s 14-month-old son are both US citizens.
Juan and Yahaira will hold a press conference tomorrow at 11am along with their lawyer Rebecca Press, Hector Figueroa, president of Yahaira’s union 32BJ SEIU and New York Immigration Coalition Executive Director Steven Choi.
What: Juan Vivares and Yahaira Burgos to offer their thanks for the public support that led to Juan’s release from detention.
When: Thursday, April 6 at 11am
Where: 32BJ Office at 25 W 18th Street, 5th floor
More info on the case here: https://buildingworkers.org/press-releases/doorwoman-fights-husbands-deportation-with-support-from-her-union-community/
With more than 163,000 members, including more than 80,000 in New York City, 32BJ SEIU is one of the largest unionsrepresenting immigrant workers in the country.