Immigrant Youth Self-Deport In Campaign Highlighting Obscene Deportation Numbers
### Press Release via Facebook: NIYA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NATIONAL— Leaders of the undocumented youth movement in the United States have crossed the border into Mexico, and plan to turn themselves in alongside 'DREAMers' who left the United States at a border crossing next week. With applications for legal status in hand, they will demand to be allowed to return home to the United States.
Leaders currently in Mexico include Lizbeth Mateo of Los Angeles, CA and Lulu Martinez of Chicago, IL. Both have been living in the United States since before the age of 16, making them eligible for the DREAM Act and deferred action. “Last year they went after my uncle and he was deported, said Mateo. "What our family went through is what millions have gone through and it needs to stop. This administration needs to know we won’t wait for congress to do the right thing.”
NIYA activists have gone to great lengths to oppose detention and deportation; we have infiltrated detention centers and participated in acts of civil disobedience in order to challenge the president’s immigration policy. We will build a movement on the other side of the border, and plan to bring immigrant youth back home to the United States.
The fight to keep families together does not end after deportation. The President has 1.7 million broken promises to deal with. He's going to deal with them now.