Mora-Villalpando, a US based community organiser and mother
is facing deportation. On 15 January, she received a deportation
notice from the US government.
The Trump administration as part of it attacks against immigrant
communities has arrested and
outspoken, undocumented campaigners – including from
Haiti, Trinidad, Central and Latin America.
leads the Northwest Detention Center Resistance (NWDCR), an
organization co-founded when immigrants held at the Center went
on hunger strike in 2014 protesting their inhumane treatment.
Since then, Maru’s has led campaigning that has made the
Detention Center a site of local resistance with weekly rallies
and vigils outside its gates. She is also part of an
international network of anti-deportation campaigners.
is being targeted because of her vital work against Trump’s
immigration policy which has seen deportations soar by nearly
50%. Many long-term residents, like Maru who has lived in the US
for over 20 years, are being wrenched from their families and
Millions worldwide are fleeing war, genocide and starvation
caused by the policies of the US and other Western governments
and corporations. The work of those of us from the Global South
creates wealth for the Global North, We have a right to safety,
to cross borders and to claim our rights.
We cannot allow organisers like Maru, who have stood up for
others, to be targeted.
In defending Maru we defend ourselves.