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Tampa May Day protest demands: “Not one more deportation!”

By staff |
May 1, 2014
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Tampa May Day protest in front of ICE office
Tampa May Day protest in front of ICE office (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Tampa, FL – Activists gathered front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office, May 1, to demand not one more deportation.

"We marched four miles today in Lakeland,” said Oscar Hernandez of Tampa Bay United We Dream. "And we traveled more than 40 minutes to Tampa to demand a stop to the deportations! It's time President Obama stop them now!" He led the crowd in the chant, "Not one more! Not one more!"

Some of the organizations present on the busy thoroughfare in front of the ICE building were Raíces en Tampa, Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Student/Farmworker Alliance, AFL-CIO, Tampa Dream Defenders and Mi Familia Vota.

"President Obama can issue deferred action or immediate relief to all of the undocumented." said Marisol Marquez of Raíces en Tampa. "Attacks on the undocumented and in particular the Central American and Mexican people, must stop. We will not rest until there is a stop to deportations and legalization for all."

Raíces en Tampa plans on hosting a immigrant rights march on Saturday, May 3rd at 4:00 p.m., at 1800 East 8th Avenue in Tampa.

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