Take Action for the Detention of Erika's Family

Take Action for the Detention of Erika's Family

UPDATE: Local AZ ICE offices have disconnected their phones, and there are reports that Maria Arreola (Erika's Mom) will not be deported TODAY.

Thank you for helping, but "Won't be deported today" is not enough. Let's call Janet Napolitano and demand that Maria Andiola be released.


On January 10, Erika and her family were at home spending time with each other.  That evening, someone knocked on the door, and as Erika answered, the first thing she saw an ICE officer handcuffing her brother, who had been outside talking to a neighbor. Another ICE officer stood in front of Erika asking for Maria, her mother.

Erika asked the officer if he had a warrant and why they were taking her family. He answered that they were undocumented and had to go. The officers detained her mother before driving away.

Out of nowhere and in an instant, Erika and her younger brother were left alone in the living room, forcibly separated from their closest family. Erika leads immigrant youth nationwide; her story and activism are well-known. Recently, President Obama and ICE announced they would not deport individuals without a criminal record, but our families are torn apart every day. If this could happen to Erika, it could happen to anyone else.

End their deportation now. Help us keep Erika's family together.

Call Department of Homeland Security officials and voice the frustration in our community: stop separating our families. Stop terrorizing our families and making them live in fear under the threat of deportation. Demand leadership from our leaders! Call:

DHS Head Janet Napolitano:

ICE head John Morton

President Obama:
202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414

“Hi, my name is ____________. I’m calling because you separated a family and held Maria Arreola and Heriberto Arreola. They are hardworking and pose no threat to public safety. Their arrest was unjust and goes against ICE's own policies. This happens to thousands of families everywhere, and your leadership continues to sit idle without standing for family values. We are all Andiola. Stop the separation of families NOW!"
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Number Date Name Location
3522 Thu May 09 13:37:07 EDT 2013 Dawn Reel New York, NY
3521 Fri Apr 12 08:51:37 EDT 2013 Aisha Oliver Astoria, NY
3520 Fri Mar 29 14:28:28 EDT 2013 Sara MacPherson San Francisco, CA
3519 Sat Mar 23 18:24:16 EDT 2013 Maria Stephens Pheonix, AZ
3518 Thu Mar 14 10:23:53 EDT 2013 ANA ESCANO BRONX, NY
3517 Tue Mar 12 14:59:36 EDT 2013 Abigail Valencia Mesa, AZ
3516 Tue Mar 12 00:55:29 EDT 2013 dulce Hernamdez arcadia, FL
3515 Sat Mar 02 19:49:49 EST 2013 H.Toni Norton Endicott, NY
3514 Fri Feb 08 16:28:40 EST 2013 Mario Alberto Anaya Los Angeles, CA
3513 Thu Feb 07 14:49:40 EST 2013 Diana Zapote Omega, GA
3512 Mon Feb 04 10:40:59 EST 2013 Anonymous OK
3511 Sat Feb 02 16:28:35 EST 2013 Drew Paton NY
3510 Fri Feb 01 08:06:33 EST 2013 David Cisneros MA
3509 Fri Feb 01 02:43:56 EST 2013 Myriam Roiz-Desio Manteca, CA
3508 Fri Feb 01 01:23:42 EST 2013 leydi Perez-Ramirez yonkers, NY
3507 Tue Jan 29 15:14:54 EST 2013 Kara Iribarren Fayetteville, AR
3506 Sat Jan 26 23:47:51 EST 2013 Michael Royer Chandler, AZ
3505 Thu Jan 24 22:59:49 EST 2013 Anonymous West Jordan, UT
3504 Thu Jan 24 01:48:52 EST 2013 Deidre Kellogg Minnetonka , MN
3503 Thu Jan 24 01:34:23 EST 2013 Armando Orange, Ca
3502 Thu Jan 24 00:56:41 EST 2013 Mariel Murillo Chicago, IL
3501 Thu Jan 24 00:42:41 EST 2013 Anonymous Isabella, MI
3500 Wed Jan 23 10:59:52 EST 2013 Marco Lopez Ivich Temep, AZ
3499 Wed Jan 23 09:31:45 EST 2013 Ruth Briones Durham, North Carolina, NC
3498 Tue Jan 22 22:04:13 EST 2013 Elda Rafaela Bneton City, WA
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Erika's Brother and his family

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