Migrant Justice is excited to announce a number of important human rights victories in recent months. Despite their role as essential workers, immigrant farmworkers are criminalized by the government and targeted for deportation. But through Migrant Justice, farmworkers are fighting back to stop their deportations and defend their community from attack.
José Ángel, a member of the “Migrant Justice 10” who petitioned ICE last year to stop their deportations, is the first of the group to win his case. He is no longer subject to deportation and can continue to live, work, and organize in Vermont!
Wuendy Bernardo was told last year that she would have to leave the country by April or face detention and deportation. She has received an outpouring of support – most recently through a letter signed by 67 Vermont state legislators – and has been granted a temporary reprieve from deportation while her petition is pending.
And Luis Ulloa, who was turned over to Border Patrol by a local sheriff’s deputy and subsequently deported, has settled his discrimination claim. The sheriff department has had to pay monetary compensation, and police agencies around the state have been put on notice that there are consequences for collaborating with federal deportation agents.
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