21 "Guadalupe Garcia" Photos & Videos Show How Protestors Are Resisting Donald Trump's Deportation Orders
There's already a victim of President Donald Trump's deportation order, and she's a mother of two from Arizona. Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos has lived there for the past 22 years, and both her children are U.S. citizens. Despite that, she's likely being sent back to Mexico, where she came from at the age of 14. Until just a few weeks ago, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) wouldn't have focused on her for deportation because she's not a violent criminal. But now Trump has changed that. These 21 "Guadalupe Garcia" photos and videos show you how to resist Trump's deportation orders.
Garcia de Rayos had a biannual meeting at ICE Wednesday, a routine thing under Obama. But because of Trump's order, activists were worried something could go awry. So they showed up with her. Then came the news that she was being taken into custody. Her kids were there. Jacqueline, her daughter, told The New York Times, "The only crime my mother committed was to go to work to give a better life for her children." And then she and her brother showed the rest of us Americans how to resist. They stood in front of her deportation van and tried to block their mother's transfer. These photos and videos show how to resist.
1. Garcia De Rayos Went In With Support
She was joined by activists when she went into the ICE office.
2. And Then She Was Detained
Activists outside shared the news of Garcia de Rayos being taken into custody. They shared a phone number for the ICE office: 1 (602) 766-7030.
4. Facebook Video Captures The Protests
More than 200,000 people have streamed the video so far.
16. Officials Tried To Control The Protest
That led to protestors shouting about their "freedom of speech."
20. One Phoenix Resident Stands Out
Identified as Hilda Canales, this Phoenix woman, stood in front of the city's light rail.
21. A Message For ICE Agents
This was parked near the ICE office. Hopefully the message will sink in for the agents. Since Trump's deportation executive order was signed, it is up to them to decide who to deport. No prioritizing violent criminals.