(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) A group representing illegal aliens in North Carolina protested a Burlington hotel because it allows U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to stay there.
Siembra NC Organizer Juan Miranda led the protest at the hotel.
He gave a letter to the employee working the front desk and discussed the matter with him.
“We’re here as a community because, I don’t know if you’re aware, but in this hotel, people are staying, ICE agents who work for GEO Group, people who are guilty of tearing families apart, arresting them, hunting them down and deporting them, leaving children without their parents, leaving moms without their children, leaving husbands without their wives and vice versa and we demand that this hotel stands with this community, workers, its customers, and kicks them out of here,” Miranda said.
The employee said, “I understand” and “I respect everything y’all are doing,” though he decided not to give the letter to management or discuss the matter with anyone in authority.
The group then met in the hotel parking lot, where community organizer Laura Garduño Garcia handed out magnets with a phone number and information about Siembra NC.
The number is Siembra NC’s “Community Defense Hotline,” which assists illegal aliens in evading law enforcement.
Protesters were also given the option to sign up for emergency alerts that inform illegal aliens when ICE is in the area.
One woman at the event asked the community to help her evade law enforcement.
“They took my husband,” she said. “It was the hardest thing I think I have ever gone through. What am I going to tell my daughters when they ask me, ‘Where’s my dad?’ We can’t let this happen. So I am asking all the women who won’t see their husbands back today—please speak up and ask for help.”