**UPDATE: Katherine’s parents’ cases were closed. Thank you to everyone for your signatures!***
Carlos and Sandra Figueroa’s case is well-known because of their daughter Katherine’s organizing. At age 9, she led children’s marches, testified in Congress, and told her story in Arizona’s statehouse. Their story was featured in the documentary Two Americans and Katherine recently reenacted her family’s case for the music video, “El Hielo,” with La Santa Cecilia.
Katherine saw her parents’ getting arrested live on television when she came home from school one day. Carlos and Sandra worked at a Phoenix, Arizona carwash that Sheriff Arpaio targeted in one of his raids.
Despite the fact that the Department of Justice has documented Arpaio’s policing to be tainted by the worst racial profiling investigators ever personally witnessed and the fact that Carlos and Sandra have no record and two US citizen children, ICE is still trying to deport them.
But Katherine, the Puente movement, and all of us ares fighting back to make sure the Figueroa family stays together and another one of Arpaio’s victims aren’t deported.
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