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 Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. 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 frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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