Not One More Deportation! April 5 Day of Action Spreads Resistance to Deportations
April 8, 2014
On April 5, undocumented organizers and allies gathered for actions in more than 70 cities calling for an end to deportations. The date was chosen because it’s the estimated date for when the Obama administration will deport its two millionth person. Obama has officially overseen more deportations than any other President in U.S. history, with almost three years left in his second term, earning him the title “Deporter in Chief.”
April 5 action in Columbus, OH.
If deportations continue at this pace, with an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) quota of 400,000 per year, the administration will have deported over three million people by the time Obama leaves office. That’s 1 in 100 people living in this country, or about 1 out of every 10 immigrants, or more than a fourth of all undocumented immigrants, in just an eight year period. Statistics like these are abstract and don’t always drive home the real human cost. But in our country you can hardly find an undocumented person who hasn’t had a friend or family member deported, and anyone without papers is forced to live under the constant threat of deportation.
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