Video: Tell Obama ‘no to deportations’

On April 5, 2014 there were marches and demonstrations at 80 cities across the United States protesting the ongoing deportations of many people. Under the Obama administration over two million people have been deported — the largest number of any U.S. presidency.
This is the march and gathering in front of the massive Eloy, Arizona private detention centre, which is completely dedicated to deportees. People marched 60 miles over three days to deliver their message for justice. 
There is a nationwide call that two million is too many — asking President Obama to halt the mass arrests and deportation of undocumented immigrants.
The pressure will be kept on with many people going to Washington, DC for a massive protest.
This video portrays the voices and commitment of people marching for justice. You will hear the voices of Carlos Garcia, Orlando Arenas, Avila and Sheila Ryan of the Puente Movement, Arizona. 
Puente is a grassroots human rights movement based in Phoenix, Arizona dedicated to ensuring that all people are treated with dignity and respect. You can reach them at [email protected]

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Don Kossick

Don Kossick is a longtime community organizer and activist. He was a candidate for the NDP in Saskatchewan in the 2004 and 2006 federal elections. Don produces that airs on web...