SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield families gathered on Main Street Wednesday in protest of the deportation of undocumented immigrants. It’s all part of the national “Not One More Deportation” campaign.
Families who are facing deportation are asking the local, state and federal government to review and amend what they call “unjust immigration laws.”
One organizer told 22News she’s seen how traumatic deportation can be on a family, and she wants to do her part to stop it.
Organizer Bliss Requa-Trautz told 22News, “Families are being torn apart. If a husband or wife is being deported, do you take kids out of the only country they’ve ever known? Or do we find a way for those folks to stay here with their families?”
On Thursday, the Springfield families will be holding a regional day of action at the Suffolk County Detention Center. They’ll also be traveling to the White House on Monday April 21st to take part in a national hunger strike against deportation.