Join CAIR-Chicago for “Criminalizing Immigrants: The Case of Rasmea Odeh” on May 19

“CRIMINALIZING IMMIGRANTS: THE CASE OF RASMEA ODEH”

WHEN: MAY 19
6pm-7:30pm

WHERE: AZIMA CENTER, CAIR-CHICAGO 17 N State St Ste 1500

COST: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Speakers:

Jim Fennerty, Attorney for Rasmea Odeh

Chris Bergin, Immigration Attorney

Leila Taha, Defense Committee Member

Event description:

In the early morning of Tuesday, October 22, 2013, sixty-five year old Rasmea Odeh, was arrested at her home by Department of Homeland Security agents. She was indicted in federal court that same morning, charged with Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization, an allegation based on answer she gave on a 20 year old immigration application. Rasmea is the Associate Director of the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), and has dedicated her life to serve and empower the Arab American and immigrant communities. Earlier this year, Rasmea received the “Outstanding Community Leader Award” from the Chicago Cultural Alliance. Learn more about the case of Rasmea Odeh, and the selective prosecution of key activists in the Palestinian and anti-war solidarity communities. Rasmea’s criminal trial starts on June 10, 2014 at the U.S. District Courthouse in Detroit.

Event co-sponsors:

CAIR-Chicago, Arab American Action Network, American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Coalition to Protect People’s Rights, Rasmea Defense Committee, Muslim Bar Association, National Lawyers Guild, The United People of Color Caucus of the National Lawyers Guild, Palestine Solidarity Legal Support

 

** CLE CREDIT AVAILABLE **

RSVP TO: rabya.khan@cair.com

 

Media Links:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/24/woman-faces-immigration-c_0_n_4157797.html

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/rasmea-odehs-day-court

Info on trial/petition:

http://www.stopfbi.net/2013/10/23/all-out-detroit-defend-rasmea-odeh