America Ferrera Protests For Immigration Reform At UT Austin

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The backlash against the aborted immigration round-up game was so strong, that U.T. Austin hosted a pro-immigration rally. According to the Huffington Post, 500 students, including many undocumented immigrants, attended the rally with America Ferrera.

“I was greatly disappointed to learn that a student group on this campus had planned to hold a disturbing and demeaning game based on bigotry and hate,” Ferrera said. 

The Chavez actress is the child of Honduran immigrant and the co-chair of Voto Latino’s “I’m Ready for Immigration Reform” campaign. She tweeted at the event: “W/ hundreds of passionate & inspiring @UTAustin students standing up 4 their undocumented peers & demanding immigration reform.”

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Cristina Arreola, Editorial Assistant

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to BrooklynNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or baking her favorite sweets. You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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