Juntos leaders protest Congressional Hispanic Caucus
On October 2nd, Juntos leaders went to D.C. to participate in protests demanding that the President take executive action on immigration now. Juntos members included Maritza Guzman and Blanca Colin, Norristown residents fighting to free their husbands from detention. That evening the Congressional Hispanic Caucus was honoring President Obama at their annual gala. Just a few weeks prior that had publicly demanded that the President take executive action before thanksgiving but reversed their stance after meeting the administration. The result is over 60,000 deportations between Obama’s decision to not take action, which he announced in September, and the elections Nov. 4th. Juntos leaders joined other members of the immigrant community in protests outside the gala while NDLON member and DACA recipient, Blanca Hernandez, attended the gala and confronted the President on his lack of action. The message was heard clearly by the President, we will continue to fight to end deportations until everyone in our community is safe.