Photos and videos by Carlos A. Quiroz in support of NDLON and Casa de Maryland
Activists from Casa de Maryland, along with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), and religious leaders demanded Venturella to help Bolanos, who is mother of a 21 month old U.S. citizen. Bolanos was incarcerated 5 days and now wears a monitoring device in her leg.
Today's conference on ICE's Secure Communities and 287g Programs was organized by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the University of Florida's Center for Latin American Studies.
See video of the moment when Maria Bolanos and her supporters confronted David Venturella and the response given by the ICE official:
After this action of protest, Maria Bolanos accompanied by immigrant rights advocates help a press conference in front of the Woodrow Wilson Building. See photos:
Update: Deportation Nation has posted this video: