Hear the stories of our deported neighbors. This year’s Memorial Weekend community members across Northwest Indiana are hosting events to highlight the hypocrisies of this patriotic event. NWI Resist will be holding a rally and protest outside the Gary-Chicago International Airport, to demand a stop to the 9,500 people, family members and neighbors, who have been deported from NWI and Chicagoland. These numbers include Veterans, like Miguel Perez, Jr., a two tour Afghanistan Veteran from Chicago who has been sentenced to deportation.
The purpose is to support those individuals who will be taken to the Gary/Chicago Airport for deportation. We will be witnessing as the bus carrying our brothers and sisters arrives at the airport. Let’s stand in solidarity with our undocumented sisters and brothers in what will surely be a multiracial demonstration, get out of our comfort zone of so called privilege and be there for those who cannot defend themselves as they have been stripped of all rights.