June 1st was marked by more acts of civil disobedience in New York City, as the pressure for legislators to move on immigration ramps up.
Tag: children of immigrants on hunger strike
By Diego Graglia, FI2W web editor
In a move that was noticed almost exclusively by Spanish-language media, a Miami-based organization representing 600 children of immigrants has sued none other than President Barack Obama.
American Fraternity Inc. filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court to demand that President Obama stop the deportations of the children’s parents.
Two of the children said they started a hunger strike to ask that their mother not be deported to Nicaragua.
The organization’s executive director Nora Sándigo, who is the children’s legal guardian, told BBC Mundo:
Some of the kids are children of persons with a court date and imminent deportation proceedings, others have one of their parents in jail with a date for exiting the country already set.