From Rev. Beth: #Free Jose

Vigil: Friday, July 19, 7:30-8:30pm outside of the NW Detention Center

Hello members and friends of UUC,

Yesterday, Jose Robles, an immigrant who has been in Sanctuary for over a year at Gethsemane Lutheran church in downtown Seattle, was detained checking into ICE. Jose has been fighting his case for years now and is in the process of requesting a U-Visa because he was the victim of a crime. The 9th district court recently approved him for a temporary stay, but ICE chose to take him into custody anyway. It was wrenching to watch him go into the Department of Homeland Security building in Tukwila and not return to his family. He is now at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma

Members of UUC’s Immigrant Justice team are helping to organize a vigil tomorrow evening (Friday, July 19), from 7:30-8:30 p.m., outside of the NW Detention Center in support of Jose and all who are imprisoned there. I hope to see some of you there.

In faith, Rev. Beth

The Northwest Detention Center is at 1623 E J St, Tacoma, WA. More information at

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