Portland’s two-day portion of a national fast, “Not one more deportation,” was held Thursday and today at St. Andrew Church. Fasters will break their hunger strike today at 5 p.m. The fast demands that President Obama immediately suspend all deportations, and that Democrats and Republicans pass immigration reform that is inclusive of the 11 million undocumented people in the United States. A press conference opened the two-day fasting yesterday. Panelists were: Greg Margolis and Camilo Marquez, from Jobs with Justice; Francisco Aguirre, from Voz; Abdias Cortez, one of the women who was arrested during the now-infamous Del Monte raid in 2007 Portland; Rosie Gómez, Oregon Dream Activist, and John Munzón, Voz lawyer and advocate.
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