Although immigrants have not had a very strong presence in the Occupy movement, one man—Francisco “Pancho” Ramos Stierle – captivated the attention of Latino media across the country.
The 36-year-old was arrested last month as part of the Occupy Oakland protest and faced possible deportation as a result of his immigration status.
Ramos has since been set free, and will appear before an immigration judge at a future date.
A reporter for El Mensajero saw the activist protesting near the Port of Oakland on Monday. “That to me says that of course he’s risking deportation, but he is standing for the movement,” María Mejía, editor of Spanish-language newspaper El Mensajero in San Francisco, told NAM.