We demand that ICE #KeepMarioHome!

New Yorkers and allies call on ICE to keep a beloved community member together with his asylee family for the holidays.

Mario Enrique Ujpan Morales, a 30-year-old Brooklyn resident, has been unnecessarily issued a reinstatement of a prior removal order, putting him on the path to deportation instead of allowing USCIS to grant him asylum. Mario has been a New York resident since 2016 and is the head of a household composed of his asylee wife and asylee daughter– who were persecuted in their home country for practicing their strong Christian faith– and his U.S. citizen son– who has cognitive and developmental disabilities that require constant support from both parents.

Sign the petition to #KeepMarioHome!

We demand that ICE #FreeErlin immediately!

Erlin is a beloved husband and father of three who has worked so hard to provide for his family in New York City, ever since they fled from death threats in their native Honduras due to Erlin’s work as a Garifuna land rights defender, risky work that has already claimed the lives of several members of his family. After two years of following all of ICE’s instructions, this Valentine’s Day ICE cruelly detained Erlin at a routine appointment in front of his wife and young children aged 10, 2, and 9 months.

While Erlin remains detained in rural Pennsylvania, his family is experiencing unbearable hardship living at a New York City shelter without their caregiver and sole provider of income.

Sign the petition to #FreeErlin immediately!

Tell the NY City Council to Pass the Secure Jobs Act!

Every day workers are forced to accept unsafe or harmful working conditions and hesitate to speak up because they’re afraid they’ll lose their jobs – it’s time to end that. The Secure Jobs Act (Intro 837) would give NYC’s workers the protection they need to feel comfortable enough to stand up for their rights and improve their workplaces.  

Send a letter to the NYC Council urging them to pass the Secure Jobs Act!

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Jhefres Reyes

Westchester member and volunteer


“I have been a member of MRNY since 2020 and began volunteering in 2021. It was a humbling experience to support community members to fill out the Excluded Workers Fund applications. It has been an essential relief for our communities. Now I’m conducting mock citizenship interviews, helping students gain confidence so they can pass their citizenship exams and become civically engaged.”

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