Protestors Chain Themselves Outside Arizona Detention Center

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Frustrated by the lack of progress in Congress on immigration reform, protestors have resorted to drastic new tactics to prevent deportations.

On Tuesday, activists chained themselves in front of a detention facility in Eloy, Arizona, and said they are calling on President Obama to stop deportations and the criminalization of immigrants, according to NBC Latino

According to #Not1More Deportation Campaign, the intent is to shut down the district Immigration and Customs Enforcement office and urge the President to become more than a bystander in the immigration debate. 

Protestors are beginning to balance blame between Republican Congressman and the President, whose administration has deported 400,000 immigrants annually. 

One of the attendees, 16-year-old Sandy Estrada, said in a statement that she was demonstrating on behalf of her brother, who has been detained in Eloy for nearly a year.

Read why Sandy has chosen to participate on page 2 >>>

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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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