Join Actress Diane Guerrero, Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), and United We Dream (UWD) in calling for an end to deportations and immigrant detention.
Current quotas require that 34,000 people, including mothers, fathers, sisters, uncles, and grandparents, are detained each day.
Many immigrants are isolated in detention for weeks, months, or even years.
Immigrant detention is part of the country’s culture of incarceration. The U.S. leads the world in number of people incarcerated.
Immigration detention means big profit for the prison industry.
As the private prison lobbying has increased, so has immigration
84% of immigrants in detention face deportation without an attorney.
Many immigrants do not have a right to bail. Those that do, often can not afford it.
Pedro fled El Salvador 10 years ago to escape violence and has lived here ever since. In late November, Pedro, along with his U.S. Citizen fiancee, went to report their stolen car. Instead of helping him, the police department detained him, and the sheriff notified ICE, all because of a so-called “immigration warrant,” which is not legally enforceable. Pedro was then released only to be detained by Immigration officials outside the jail in front of his daughther. Pedro remains in immigrant detention.
Pastor Max Villatoro is a pastor at First Mennonite Church who has lived in Iowa since he left his northern Honduran town in 1995 and arrived in the U.S. without legal permission. Deportation would separate him from his wife, a native of Mexico who was brought here when she was 8, and his four children, ages 7 through 15 and all U.S. citizens.
Isidro Macario fled a violent regime in Guatemala and has lived in the United States for a quarter of a century. In January of 2016 he was ordered to be deported. Macario applied to stay in the United States, but he lost his immigration case. And ultimately a Boston immigration judge ordered him to leave the country. This would separate him from his wife and his four sons; three whom are U.S. Citizens.
immigrants were deported in 2014 alone.
Actress Diane Guerrero, best known for her roles in “Jane the Virgin” and “Orange is the New Black,” is taking a public stance against politicians who are fueling intolerance with hate speech and rhetoric that target and criminalize the immigrant community.
Guerrero, whose parents were both deported when she was 14, tells her personal story in a video on behalf of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) and United We Dream (UWD).
Paul Barrie - Director
John Kraus - Director of Photography
Jack Morris - Audio
Joe McKenzie - Gaffer
Gerardo Cabrera - Grip/Electric
Robin Graham - Makeup
Conchita Perales - Teleprompter
Kyle Garrett - Editor
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