- A group of 20 activists and faith leaders were arrested in front of Boston’s South Bay Detention Facility on Monday, according to protest organizers.
- The 20 arrestees were part of a larger group of activists who staged a sit-in to protest the recent detention of an undocumented immigrant rights activist from Vermont.
- “What we’re hoping to accomplish is to make it clear to the community that we’re going to be protecting every organizer — even if they’re undocumented,” said Maria Fernanda, an undocumented volunteer organizer and with the group the immigrant workers’ rights group Movimiento Cosecha, who came to America as a child.
- In March, three Vermont-based immigrants and activists associated with the advocacy group Migrant Justice were arrested and detained by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. Read more (4/24/17)