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Exclusive: ICE Targets Immigration Activist Maru Mora Villalpando for Deportation

HeadlineJan 16, 2018

In a Democracy Now! exclusive, in Washington state, undocumented activist Maru Mora Villalpando says Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has placed her in deportation proceedings, in a move she calls retaliation for her political activism. Maru is a nationally known immigrant rights activist who leads the organization Northwest Detention Center Resistance. She has engaged in multiple acts of civil disobedience to protest deportations and immigrant detentions. She says, only days before Christmas, she received a “Notice to Appear.” She writes, “With the letter delivered to my house, ICE has officially made the leap from a law enforcement agency to a political repression agency, crossing a line that should concern us all.” We’ll have more on her case later in the week.

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