Statement in Support of Francisco J. Rodriguez Dominguez

Statement in Support of Francisco J. Rodriguez Dominguez

I write today as a member of the religious community in Oregon asking that Francisco J. Rodriguez Dominguez be immediately released from detention. He was detained by ICE agents without a warrant at his home in southeast Portland.

Francisco J. Rodriguez Dominguez

Francisco is a member of our community working and worshipping in one of our churches. He does not represent a threat to the community and his arrest is a miscarriage of justice which does no good to anyone.

Francisco works for a local community organization coordinating a food pantry for low income families and he coaches a soccer team. He is a member and volunteer at Holy Cross Episcopal Church where he is assisting the church in its communication efforts. This is not an individual that our government should be concerned about nor take action to detail.

Law enforcement priorities such as these serve to undermine public safety and sows fear in the communities in which we live and worship. Such policies are against all that we believe in as members of the Christian faith and as Americans.

The Rt. Rev. Michael J. Hanley
Episcopal Bishop of Western Oregon

 

See video from a rally in support of Francisco, featuring Rev. Chris Craun of St. Michael & All Angels (Portland) reading Bishop Hanley’s statement, as well as speeches from Rev. Roberto Maldonado and Rev. Samuel Borbon:

Video from March 27 in support of Francisco

9 thoughts on “Statement in Support of Francisco J. Rodriguez Dominguez

  1. Thank you to Bishop Hanley and all clergy who are standing in support of this young man. ICE’s early morning Sunday raid and detention of Francisco is an unAmerican and unChristian act.

  2. So grateful for our faith community to stand up to such injustices. ICE action is a terrible miscarriage of justice.
    Franscisci Rodriguez Dominguez serves his community as we all should, helping those less fortunate, and those in need. ICE did not have a warrant; it is unAmerican.

  3. Thank you to Bishop Michael and to the clergy who came to the rally today. ICE needs to release this fine young man who is such a valuable member of his community.

  4. Francisco Rodriguez Dominguez is a responsible, contributing member of our community, with a mission to better the lives of others. It is disturbing and heartbreaking that Francisco and others in his situation can be suddenly and arbitrarily taken into custody, separated from their families, detained, and deported .

  5. I’m proud to be an Episcopalian standing in solidarity with our Bishop, Michael Hanley, as he and my fellow parishioners protest the autrocious detainment of Francisco Dominguez at the ICE facility in Tacoma. He is an upstanding individual doing much good for our community.

  6. Many thanks to your church community for holding the gathering last night for Francisco. Your solidarity and sense of resolve to bring justice was inspiring and so needed. We are very happy to have Francisco back – and our staff and volunteer team – and the students and families he works with in our program at Glenfair.
    Thank you so much. We will be supporting the release of Emmanuel Ayala Frutos. blessings to all of you and deep thanks, Judy Strand, CEO Metropolitan Family Service (MFS)

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