Contact: Christine Neumann-Ortiz, 414-736-2835,
Press Conference
Wednesday, May 15, 8:30am CST
ICE, 101 W. Ida B. Wells Dr., Chicago, IL 60605


Paula Hincapie is the daughter of Betty Rendón, a student pastor at Emaus Lutheran Church in Racine, WI who was detained by ICE along with her husband and uncle last week

ICE has demanded Paula report for a check-in at their Chicago office on Wednesday

Who: Paula Hincapie, a DACA recipient and mother whose parents were detained by ICE last week in Racine; Attorney Christopher Elmore; Christine Neumann-Ortiz of Voces de la Frontera; Scott Chalmers of Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

What: Press conference prior to Paula’s check-in with ICE

When: Wednesday, May 15, 8:30am

Where: Outside the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 101 West Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

CHICAGO— Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has ordered Paula Hincapie, a DACA recipient and mother, to report for a check-in with ICE on Wednesday at 9am at the ICE office at 101 West Ida B. Wells Parkway in Chicago. Paula is the daughter of Carlos and Betty Rendón, asylum-seekers from Colombia who were detained by ICE last Wednesday in Racine. Betty Rendón is a student pastor at Emaus Lutheran Church in Racine. ICE also detained the Rendóns’ uncle, who was staying with the family. None of the family have a criminal record and Paula is currently a DACA recipient. Prior to the check-in, Paula will hold a press conference with Voces de la Frontera, her attorney Christopher Elmore, and representatives of Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, where her mother is a doctoral student, to urge ICE to not deport her parents and to not separate her from her 5-year-old daughter. Under the Trump Administration, ICE has commonly detained people at check-ins like this one.

The detention of the Rendóns follows news reports that the Trump Administration was considering a plan to detain whole families of recently arrived asylum-seekers across the country. While the reports concluded that the plans had been abandoned, the arrest of the Rendón family suggests that the Administration is specifically targeting families seeking asylum.

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