Tonight, the 7-day fast in Homestead to stop deportations comes to an end. The fast is the second leg of a National Rolling Fast to Demand #Not1More Deportation taking place in different locations throughout the country.
Over the course of the next two months, fasters hope to bring a moral, prophetic voice to the immigration debate.
The first leg of the fast took place in Mountainview, California, from May 1st to 11th. Following Florida’s turn, the next leg will take place in Freehold, NJ, organized by Casa Freehold and Unión Latina en Acción.
The fasters are calling on the President to immediately suspend deportations and Congress to pass an immigration reform that’s inclusive of all 11 million undocumented people in the U.S.
One of the fasters, Guadalupe de la Cruz, is a 23-years old daughter of immigrants who was born and raised in South Florida. She recently shared:
“This is not the end, but just another step in the fight we have to end all raids in Homestead and stop the deportations. Hearing the stories of people coming out, losing their fear and saying what has happened with their families due to the raids, made me realize this is the place where I belong, supporting the families, fighting this fight”.
For more information about the fast in Homestead, visit WeCount‘s website.
More information on the National Fast available at the #Not1More website.