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Mariana O.

ICYMI: UWD Member Fighting Deportations Featured in Mother’s Day Profile

Watch to learn more about Mariecla’s fighting to reunite her family and stop collaborations between ICE and local law enforcement.
Contact: Mariana Ochoa | Mariana@unitedwedream.org | (786) 807-7425

San Francisco, California – United We Dream member Maricela was interviewed by her local Telemundo station about the horror of her son’s deportation by the Biden administration. Her son, Angel, suffered three years in detention under the Trump administration where he was separated from his family, including his three young children. He was deported in 2021 shortly after President Biden’s inauguration. The interview comes after  Maricela’s in-depth Medium piece detailing Angel’s story. 

You can watch Maricela’s full interview here!          

Maricela is telling her story to demand that legislators pass the proposed law, Assembly Bill 937, which would protect immigrant communities by clearly prohibiting law enforcement in California from transferring people to ICE. 

Since Biden took office, over 2 million people have been deported and expelled.. Biden holds the power to deliver on his promise to protect millions of immigrants by ending deportations, expulsions, and immigrant detention. People like Maricela are pushing to hold him accountable to his promises! 

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United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 800,000 members, over 100 local groups and a reach of over 5 million per month. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States.