March to focus on children of immigrants


March on Sunday highlights hardships of children left behind.

Juana Reyes has been living undocumented in America for 15 years; several weeks ago she was picked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in front of her house and faces deportation. Now Betty, Juana’s nine-year-old daughter and an American citizen, is faced with losing her mother.

“No one is talking about the deep negative effects these deportations and raids are having on our children,” said Alondra Espejel of the Minnesota Immigrant Network. Espejel said Betty’s story is not uncommon; many children born in this country to undocumented parents become stranded when their mothers and fathers are picked up by ICE.

To support Juana and to advocate for immigration reform, the Immigrant Freedom Network is organizing a march Sunday. It will start at 3 p.m. at St. Luke’s Church, 1079 Summit Ave, St. Paul.

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Download a pdf flier for Sunday’s march.

Find out more about the Minnesota Immigrant Freedom Network.

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