Arizona: Dreamers protest, driving without license

Arizona: Dreamers protest, driving without license

Phoenix : AZ : USA | Feb 22, 2014 at 9:58 PM PST
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With no signs reading " no more deportations " and chanted slogans such as " education, not deportation " over 500 young immigrants to the police center protested Immigration and Customs Enforcement .

Protesters recogida in Arizona , a state in the midst of the immigration debate on the occasion of United We Dream Congress organizing the protection of dreamers , young people who came to the United States without legal documents.

"I am undocumented , and I'm not afraid to say it , " said Naira Zapata , a young 19 -year-old woman whose husband was deported to Guatemala in December.

"Obama is making promises , but to put the batteries . Families Why you separate me as your wife was deported to a place where their life is in danger ? " Zapata , who was pregnant when her husband was arrested said.

Zapata said hundreds of young people came from many places , from Florida to New York, before the immigration detention center in downtown Phoenix .

Among immigrants five protesters listened for six days of hunger strike to prevent the deportation of five of his family camping at the door of the center .

" This is the only option left to see the hunger of their families if they leave in freedom, " said Erika Andiola one of the activists involved in. protest.

Andiola, who like many young illegal immigrants who entered the country has a small temporary protection of President Barack Obama against deportation , I decided to drive and monitor progress in the tuple without a license.

Nevertheless, I did Andiola on behalf of thousands of young immigrants who , despite a work permit in Arizona can not get a driver's license because of the order by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer.

"We had a message that we are undocumented and are not afraid , without a license , you always worry about, because they stop the car and take off ," Andiola of 25 who got into a car with a sign that said , said, "Let dreamers lead . "

" When we go there is always a possibility that will lead to deportation," said Andiola, a member of the Coalition of Arizona Law DREAM (ADAC), which is part of United We Dream .

While young dreamers protected, their parents and family do not.

This situation went Andiola When the federal government tried to deport his mother , Guadalupe Arreola, over the past two years. Arreola got in the truck a little nervous As Phoenix police closely monitored. None of the three drivers took part in the protest has been arrested for driving without a license .

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