We are not fighting just for ourselves but we’re fighting for all working families.

~ Anna Dziubek, 32BJ Member, New York

Juan Vivares Released From ICE Detention, Reuniting with His Family in New York

Posted 4/5/17 | Filed in

NEW YORK- We are overjoyed to announce that after two weeks of detention, Juan Vivares is home with his family! Juan has received a stay from the Board of Immigration Appeals and was released while his wife Yahaira Burgos’s family-based petition and motion to reopen removal proceedings is being considered in order to keep the family together. Yahaira, a New York City doorwoman, and the couple’s 14-month-old son are both US citizens.

Juan and Yahaira will hold a press conference tomorrow at 11am along with their lawyer Rebecca Press, Hector Figueroa, president of Yahaira’s union 32BJ SEIU and New York Immigration Coalition Executive Director Steven Choi.

What: Juan Vivares and Yahaira Burgos to offer their thanks for the public support that led to Juan’s release from detention.

When: Thursday, April 6 at 11am

Where: 32BJ Office at 25 W 18th Street, 5th floor

More info on the case here: http://www.seiu32bj.org/press-releases/doorwoman-fights-husbands-deportation-with-support-from-her-union-community/

With more than 163,000 members, including more than 80,000 in New York City, 32BJ SEIU is one of the largest unionsrepresenting immigrant workers in the country.


For More Information

Rachel Cohen, 917-370-8464, rcohen@seiu32bj.org
Carolina Gonzalez, 929-287-4263, cagonzalez@seiu32bj.org