NDLON Reacts to New Pew Study on Deportations and Citizenship

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NDLON Reacts to New Pew Study on Deportations and Citizenship

December 19th – Washington, DC
In response to the new Pew Research Center Study “Deportation Relief Seen as More Important than Citizenship,” representatives of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network issued the following statements:

Tania Unzueta stated, “It’s sometimes forgotten how personal the immigration debate is to those actually affected by it. Those debating the importance of citizenship need to be listening to those who live undocumented, those in detention centers, and those getting deported. Political equality starts with, and this debate actually moves forward when, people get to make the case for themselves instead of having their lives decided by others. One thing that’s clear is that you can’t decide your status preference if you’re already deported.  Citizenship has been used as a bargaining chip for too long, and there’s a clear path toward it that starts with stopping deportations.”  

Eight arrested during protest of immigrant deportations in Elizabeth | NJ.com

Police arrested eight people who had formed a human chain this morning in front of the Elizabeth Detention Center in protest of the government’s deportation policies. About 60 people chanted “not one more” and “education, not deportation” along industrial Evans Street, which houses the detention center, a nondescript beige one-story building operat…

Eight arrested during protest of immigrant deportations in Elizabeth | NJ.com

Police arrested eight people who had formed a human chain this morning in front of the Elizabeth Detention Center in protest of the government’s deportation policies. About 60 people chanted “not one more” and “education, not deportation” along industrial Evans Street, which houses the detention center, a nondescript beige one-story building operat…