The same day that the New York Times released an editorial naming the release of raided students as an urgent item for the President to take up, students of those teachers interrupted a campaign event of Candidate Clinton and President Obama in North Carolina, a state hit hard by recent ICE raids, calling for their release. Below is their statement.
President Obama & Former Sec. of State Clinton: Stop Deporting Our Students. Release Them Now.
#FreeWildin and Free all 12+ NC & GA youth jailed by ICE
We come here today as teachers, students and community members to demand that President Obama and former Secretary of State Clinton release all detained refugee youth back to their classrooms and communities.
Immigration enforcement agents are operating unchecked: raiding refugee families, snatching kids at bus stops, deporting youth back to gang violence, and holding students in detention centers and deportation proceedings for nearly 6 months. ICE is denying our students their right to an education and preventing many from graduating. Read more