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Hunger Strike and Arrests For Immigration Reform

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.

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Group Representing 600 Children Of Immigrants Sues President Obama

By Diego Graglia, FI2W web editor

El Nuevo Herald)

American Fraternity's Nora Sándigo announces the lawsuit. (Photo: El Nuevo Herald)

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.

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