Families in Florida City Ask for Deportations to Stop

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- Families and community organizers impacted by immigration raids are expected to join fasters in Homestead who are asking for deportations to stop.

The group will gather on Sunday during the National Fast to Stop Deportations at a service for immigrant mothers.

Two-hundred children, women and men gathered on Friday at a church where the fast is being held. One mother said police have gone to her home three times in less than three weeks.

Guadalupe De La Cruz says she is fasting to help families affected by raids in the community. As she puts it: "I am their voice demanding an immigration reform with a path to citizenship."

The event is part of a national campaign that started on May 1 in California and will travel across the U.S.

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