In this program we interview Erika Andiola, immigration activist known across the country, for her continuous fight for immigrant rights, especially DREAMers.
She started community organizing when she co-founded the Arizona Dream Act Coalition at the Arizona State University, an organization that started advocating for the legislation called The Dream Act. She then served in the National Coordinating Committee and the Board of Directors for the United We Dream Network.
Andiola is also the co-founder of the DRM Action Coalition. But she really got national attention in 2013. One night, ICE officials unexpectedly came to her house and they took her mother and brother for deportation. She immediately started mobilizing friends and supporters through social media and was able to stop her mother from being deported.
In this interview, she shared with us her beginnings in the DREAMers movement and her new job as part of the campaign for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Listen to the complete interview with Erika Andiola here:
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