Mother confronts ICE on Secure Communities

Maria Bolanos, a mother facing deportation after she called the police (Maryland’s Prince George County) in a case of domestic violence, stood up today in a public conference and confronted ICE Secure Communities Executive Director David Venturella, asking him to stop dividing families and to stop her deportation proceedings.

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, and who faced 5 days of incarceration. The 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.