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, Associate Editor

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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