A group of thirteen women activists were arrested outside the White House on Monday morning protesting against families being torn apart by the Obama administration’s aggressive deportation policies.
Over a thousand demonstrators with the National Domestic Workers Alliance and the anti-deportation group Not 1 More, among others, marched to the White House before the women were arrested for staging a sit-in on the Pennsylvania Avenue sidewalk.
“In 11 million households across the U.S., children are missing their fathers, women are left with the difficult task of raising families without their partners, and the deep connections between members in mixed status families and communities are severed,” the demonstrators wrote in a statement ahead of the action. “These numbers continue to grow as the current deportation crisis tears apart 1,100 more families each day.”
As one speaker explained during the protest, the Obama administration’s strategy has been: “Deport the man, the family will follow.”
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