Maru Mora Villalpando is a member of the National Coordinating Committee of IWS and an immigrant activist and organizer in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. She has lived in the United States for more than 25 years and in 2014 she came out as undocumented. She now leads NWDC Resistance/Resistencia al NWDC, an organization that strives to abolish immigration detention and deportation, and that organizes around the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA.
In an act of retaliation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has chosen to target Maru directly, for no reason other than her activism and organizing against the immigration agency. She recently received a Notice to Appear letter, signifying the beginning of a deportation process against her. She is still waiting for her court date and could be detained at any time. You can read media accounts here and here.
The International Women’s Strike – US strongly opposes ICE’s persecution of Maru and all other undocumented immigrants who are now facing the risk of deportation. Please, help us resist ICE’s retaliation against our sister Maru.
Here is the support that Maru has asked for. Follow these links:
1) Donate to Maru’s deportation defense fund. Donations will be used to support Maru in her fight against ICE, including organizing costs, legal costs, and emergency costs in case of Maru’s detention.
2) Sign this petition and share it:
3) Donate to NWDC Resistance. We are not backing down in our fight against detention and deportation.
4) Now more than ever, be present in NWDC Resistance’s actions. The next one coming up is our 3rd Annual People’s Tribunal on February 4th at noon at the Northwest Detention Center.
#MaruVersusICE #ICEfreeWA #ICEfreeUSA