Thursday, February 21, 2013

AZMEX I3 16-2-13

AZMEX I3 16 JAN 2013

Immigration activist joins US Rep. Sinema's staff
By Associated Press
Originally published: Jan 16, 2013 - 4:58 pm

PHOENIX -- An immigration activist who's one of the leaders of the
Dream Act movement is joining the staff of Arizona Congresswoman
Kyrsten Sinema as a district outreach director.

Erika Andiola is a founder of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition- a
group of immigrant youths that advocate for the legalization of
immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

She's an illegal immigrant from Mexico.

Andiola was in the news last week when her mother and brother were
arrested by federal immigration officers at the family's home in
Mesa. They were later released.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials insist the two weren't
targeted because of Andiola's activism.

Andiola say ICE agents told her there was a long-pending deportation
order for her mother. Her brother was detained for refusing to answer
agents' questions.

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