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Vermont: ICE Arrests 2 Farmworker Activists with Group Migrant Justice

HeadlineJun 20, 2017

In Vermont, demonstrators gathered outside a South Burlington jail on Monday to protest the arrest and possible deportation of undocumented activists Esau Peche-Ventura and Yesenia Hernández-Ramos. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detained the two farmworkers on Saturday, after they walked 13 miles from Montpelier to the Ben & Jerry’s factory in Waterbury as part of an action organized by the group Migrant Justice’s “Milk with Dignity” campaign. The campaign is demanding fair working conditions for Vermont’s dairy workers. In the past year, ICE agents have arrested at least three other Migrant Justice organizers in what immigrant rights activists say is a targeted crackdown against undocumented activists in Vermont.

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