LULAC Midwest states to join June 30th 

#FamiliesBelongTogether Action

For immediate release

June 22, 2018

DES MOINES – The League of United Latin American Citizens Midwest region will join with others in rallies on June 30 to oppose President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy that has ripped apart thousands of families.

Iowa rallies will take place in Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Fairfield, Iowa City, Marshalltown, Mason City and Sioux City – address of events to be announced shortly. 

Other Midwest rallies will be held in communities, such as, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis and Milwaukee. For more information about specific rallies, contact the individuals listed below.

LULAC members will rally with others that include ACLU, Latinx Immigrants of Iowa, and MoveOn.Org to mobilize against Trump’s policy and recent executive order, which does not address what happens to the families who have already been separated and allows for more rights to be taken away and the possibility of indefinite family detention.

“Immigrants and their families belong in our communities, not in cages,” said Joe Enriquez Henry of Des Moines, the LULAC National vice president of the Midwest region. “No executive order can undo the damage that he’s already caused families. Children should not have been separated from their parents in the first place, and they still don’t belong in jail.”

Trump on Wednesday said he would back off from his policy that went into effect in April and has resulted in more than 2,3000 children being taken from their families and held in government shelters across the country. Trump’s executive order keeps the “zero tolerance” prosecution policy in place that initially resulted in families who were arrested while crossing at the border to be separated. The administration said it would aim to keep families together doing the process in the future.

For more information, visit or contact:

Joe Enriquez Henry, National Vice President, Midwest Region / 515-208-7312

Darryl Morin, Past National Vice President, Midwest Region / 414-704-8860

Michael Reyes, LULAC Iowa State Director / 563-343-4108

Maggie Rivera, LULAC Illinois State Director / 815-995-0300

Eileen Figueroa, LULAC Wisconsin State Director / 414-389-7131

Madai Rivera, LULAC Kansas State Director /      

Wanda Gordils, LULAC Indiana State Director / 219-218-2737

Laura Moese, LULAC Ohio State Director / 513-608-8160

Lourdes Ribera, Past LULAC Ohio State Director / 513-300-0561

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future.


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