February 26, 2014

PHOENIX, AZ - Erika Andiola, an undocumented youth and national immigration activist, has been arrested after she refused to move when Phoenix Police sought to disband families who were in a hunger strike. The families have been fasting for over a week were on a hunger strike to call on immigration authorities to release their loved ones.

More than 1,100 people are deported every day, and President Obama nears a grim two million deportations. About 41 percent of those deported were parents and workers with no prior criminal record. This unabated and arbitrary enforcement is creating a crisis of family separation, with millions of American citizens in mixed-status families being affected. Dreamers, like Erika Andiola, are fighting back and now risking arrest.

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Contact: Jose Patino
(480) 287-2140