The "El Paso 37" is the moniker spreading on social media for the 37 Punjabi detainees from India who are being held at the El Paso Immigration and Customs Enforcement Processing Center. The detainees, who are seeking political asylum, have been held since June 2013. Though many have gone through credible fear interviews establishing their reasons for seeking asylum and all have had their identities confirmed and security-checked, still they are being detained, instead of the customary policy of parole and release.
We urge you to sign this petition to stand in solidarity with the El Paso 37!
To learn more about the El Paso 37 and the Jakara Movement's efforts to lead a Caravan from Fresno to El Paso - visit http://www.jakara.org/reflections_on_the_caravan_to_el_paso_37
To view some of the pictures from the Caravan - visit our Flickr page.
To view some of the media coverage, see articles in the Fresno Bee; ABC KFSN 30 (Fresno), KVPR (CenCal NPR affiliate), ABC KERO 23 (Bakersfield), Sikh24, and the El Paso Times.
Please sign, circulate, and share with all your friends on social media. If you are willing to collect signatures at your local Gurdwara or places of community - get in touch with us!