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Latino Daily News

Saturday November 19, 2011

Hispanic Occupy Oakland Protester Arrested, Faces Deportation

Hispanic Occupy Oakland Protester Arrested, Faces Deportation

Photo: Francisco “Pancho” Ramos-Stierle

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Francisco “Pancho” Ramos-Stierle was arrested as he was sitting in silent, non-violent protest against the deep inequality that pervades our society and affects so many Latinos and immigrants.

But what makes Pancho different from so many of the “Occupy” protestors who have been arrested is that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is trying to deport him.  Pancho’s information was immediately passed from local police to immigration officials through the Secure Communities (S-COMM) program. So even though the charges against him were dropped, he is still under federal immigration hold.  ICE has less than 48 hours to either take him into federal custody or release him and cancel his deportation.

Please you take a moment and sign this petition demanding that ICE release Pancho and cancel his deportation immediately