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“ Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. ” – Paulo Freire, Educator
The Presente.org Familia Was Attacked: Erika's Mother Could Be Deported At Any Moment
Late Thursday night, a member of the Presente.org familia was attacked. ICE raided the home of Erika Andiola, and took away her mother, Maria, and her brother, Heriberto. From information we've recieved, Erika's mother could be deported at any moment under an "expedited order of removal." We need to tell ICE to release Maria and Heriberto, right now.
Organizing mostly from Arizona, Erika Andiola has become one of the most prominent pro-immigrant leaders in the country. Presente.org, where she led our elections work for a time, is just one of many organizations where she's heroically served. She and her family were organizing for immigration reform in the days leading up to ICE's raid on her home. When Erika's family was attacked, we were all attacked.
UPDATE: Thanks to quick action by people all across the country, Erika's mother and brother have been released from detention, but they could still be deported at any time. We need to continue pressuring ICE in these critical moments.
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