“I am tired of living in fear of having my family separated at any moment. Why are we losing 1,100 people every day while legislators talk about immigration reform, when the President has the power to suspend deportations of our parents now, just as he did with students”—
Xanat Sobrevilla, an undocumented immigrant who is part of a group of seven immigrants who are taking a stance today by blocking doors to Broadview Detention Facility in Illinois.
The protesters also urged the public to support 3 cases of people facing deportation in Illinois by calling the Chicago immigration office in their support. Wilmar Guzman (A# 097-745-437), Lourdes Moreno Carrero (A# 200-837-411) and Octavio Nava Cabrera (A# 075-785-334) are all Illinois residents facing deportation, whose cases supporters and family argue should be closed as low priority according to the prosecutorial discretion guidelines.