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I don’t usually post about civil disobedience actions on this blog but these pictures of young immigrant women blew me away. And judging by the amount of likes and reblogs these are getting on Tumblr (more than 1600 in a day) they are blowing almost everyone away.
On March 14 2012, Tania Chairez (U-Penn) and Jessica Hyejin Lee (Bryn Mawr), openly undocumented and unafraid immigrant women, blocked traffic in an act of civil disobedience in front of ICE headquarters in Philadelphia. They risked deportation to free Miguel Garcia, another undocumented youth who has been in ICE detention for more than 8 months, separated from his wife and U.S. citizen son.
Jessica and Tania were released yesterday but Miguel remains in ICE custody. You read more about Miguel and can take action to bring him home here.