NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FORMER BORDER PATROL OFFICERS
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“Fellow countrymen set up a defense network to rescue and advise migrants whose rights may be violated by officials of that country”
(Full translation of article regarding assistance network for Guatemalans illegally in the United States)
Guatemalans who live in that country formed a defense cordon by means of which they’ve been able to free more than 60 undocumented persons. The increase in round-ups and deportations during 2008 motivated various migrant organizations to form the Community Defense Network, whose purpose is to avoid “by any means” the detentions by the Immigration and Border Control Service (sic) , ICE, in English.
The numbers that work in Rhode Island are 401-228-8996 and 1-877-527-3330. The migrants’ leader pointed out that a radio station, whose broadcast lasts 24 hours, is also part of the community defense network. He explained “The first thing I do when they call me, whether it’s midnight or dawn, is to call the station and announce that ICE is at the house of such and such a person, then, the taxi drivers and the persons who work at night hear me and we get together at the address where the officials are, and in that way we bring about pressure. We also carry cameras and we’ve seen that it has had an effect because we’ve been able to liberate more than 60 undocumented.”
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