[Pnews] Action Alert: Stand with Maru - ICE Serves Deportation Notice on Undocumented Leader for Organizing Detained Immigrants

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C2C Action Alert
January, 2018

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SIGN THE PETITION

Dear C2C Allies, Members and Supporters,

Please sign the urgent Mijente petition below calling for ICE to rescind 
the deportation order of our team member and fearless activist Maru Mora 
Villapando. 
<https://foodjustice.ourpowerbase.net/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=295&qid=91091> 
We stand with Maru and all undocumented people fighting for liberation 
from our oppressive immigration system. Please help us spread 
this petion far and wide. #Not1More #MaruVersusICE #ICEfreeWA #ICEfreeUSA

For updates please follow Northwest Detention Center Resistance 
<https://foodjustice.ourpowerbase.net/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=296&qid=91091> 
on facebook. Also, in case you missed it, here is Maru in her own words 
on Democracy Now! 
<https://foodjustice.ourpowerbase.net/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=302&qid=91091> 
this morning.

En Solidaridad,

C2C

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  *ICE Serves Deportation Notice on Undocumented Leader for Organizing
  Detained Immigrants*

**

The Seattle office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has 
served a “Notice to Appear,” otherwise known as a deportation notice, to 
Washington-based community activist and mother, Maru Mora-Villalpando.

Maru leads Northwest Detention Center Resistance (NWDCR), an 
organization that was co-founded when immigrants held at the Northwest 
Detention Center began a series of hunger strikes in 2014 protesting 
their inhumane treatment. Mora-Villalpando’s efforts have transformed 
the NWDC from an ignored facility in an out-of-the-way location to a key 
site of local resistance, with weekly rallies and vigils outside its gates.

Now, in an unprecedented and arbitrary act of retaliation ICE has chosen 
to target Mora-Villalpando directly. ICE is now purposely targeting 
people such as Mora-Villalpando who are organizing against the agency 
and the Trump administration’s racially-motivated deportation agenda.

“ICE only knows about me because of my political work,” explains 
Mora-Villalpando. “I have spoken out to defend immigrants in detention 
and shared my story as an undocumented mother. I have sat in meetings 
with immigration officials and challenged their practices. They are an 
agency whose actions have already been devastating to my community. But 
with the letter they delivered to my house, they are showing themselves 
to be an agency that silences any opposition to their practices,” she 
concluded.

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La oficina de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) de Seattle ha 
enviado un "Aviso de comparecencia", también conocido como un aviso de 
deportación, a la activista y madre en la comunidad de Washington, Maru 
Mora-Villalpando.

Maru lidera la Resistencia del Centro de Detención del Noroeste (NWDCR), 
una organización que fue cofundada cuando los inmigrantes detenidos en 
el Centro de Detención del Noroeste comenzaron una serie de huelgas de 
hambre en 2014 protestando su trato inhumano. Los esfuerzos de 
Mora-Villalpando han transformado el NWDC de una instalación ignorada en 
una ubicación apartada a un sitio clave de resistencia local, con 
manifestaciones y vigilias semanales en sus puertas.

Ahora, en un acto de represalia arbitro y sin precedentes, ICE ha 
elegido apuntar directamente a Mora-Villalpando. ICE ahora está 
apuntando deliberadamente a personas como Mora-Villalpando que se están 
organizando contra la agencia y la agenda de deportación racialmente 
motivada de la administración Trump.

"ICE solo sabe de mí por mi trabajo político", explica Mora-Villalpando. 
"He hablado para defender a los inmigrantes detenidos y compartí mi 
historia como una madre indocumentada. Me he sentado en reuniones con 
funcionarios de inmigración y desafié sus prácticas. Son una agencia 
cuyas acciones ya han sido devastadoras para mi comunidad. Pero con la 
carta que entregaron a mi casa, se muestran como una agencia que 
silencia cualquier oposición a sus prácticas ", concluyó.


  SIGN THE PETITION
  <https://foodjustice.ourpowerbase.net/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=295&qid=91091>


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