7 Dreamers Arrested After Shutting Down An ICE Detention Center In Florida


Tim Eakins

Age: 36
Hometown: Washington, DC
Status: U.S. citizen
Why are you getting arrested? I’m risking arrest for 5 undocumented mothers in Connecticut who taught me the meaning of sacrifice, hard work, and courage. They are my heroes and I’m gladly risking arrest so they can live their lives without fear and in peace with their families.

Maria Palacios

Age: 19
Hometown: Tampa Bay, Florida (Nuevo Leon, Mexico)
Status: DACAmented Dreamer
Why are you getting arrested? Today, I’m risking arrest for my mother, who has risked her life to provide a better future for me and my siblings. It’s time to stop deportations, President Obama, and it’s time to start protecting families.

Sheridan Aguirre

Age: 20
Hometown: Ft. Worth, Texas (Guerrero, Mexico, 2 years old)
Status: DACAmented Dreamer
Why are you getting arrested? I am risking arrest for my parents and in solidarity with the more than 270,000 queer and trans undocumented immigrants. President Obama said he’d take executive action at the end of the summer – it is time to stop deportations and grant relief for the 11 million.

Raymond Mendoza

Age: 21
Hometown: Homestead, Florida (Lives in Texas)
Status: U.S. citizen
Why are you getting arrested? I’m risking arrest today for my best friend, who is the reason I joined the immigration movement. As an LGBTQ person, I’ve been accepted by the undocumented community for who I am, and I’m here to fight for their rights and to hopefully one day live in a land that accepts all of us for who we are.

Yadira Dumet

Age: 26
Hometown: New York City, NY (Peru, 10 years old)
Status: DACAmented Dreamer
Why are you getting arrested? I’m risking arrest today because I firmly believe that my community deserves the same relief as I have. DACA has helped me in so many aspects, and I fight for the day my community no longer lives in fear of being marginalized.

Diego Ramirez

Age: 18
Hometown: Homestead, Florida
Status: Undocumented
Why are you getting arrested? I’m risking arrest today because my mother remains in constant fear that she could be taken from us at any time, and I’m here to fight for her because she deserves the same relief that President Obama has granted to more than half a million Dreamers..

Nestor Ruiz

Age: 21
Hometown: Tampa Bay, Florida (Mexico)
Status: DACAmented Dreamer
Why are you getting arrested? Eight years ago today, my family was unjustly separated after my father was taken from our home, detained in BTC for four months and then deported. I am here today fighting for my mother and the entire community who is under the perpetual threat of deportation.

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