Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Read this interview by Katie O'Connell of Yovany Diaz of Atlanta, Georgia. Yovany is an immigration reform activist energized by the national debate on legislation that would allow him and millions like him to go to college, work legally, and travel outside of the country. In February he was arrested in Washington, D.C. for standing up for what he believes in. Yovany and a group of activists disrupted a Senate Judiciary’s Committee hearing. Chanting, “No more deportations! Stop breaking up our families!” they were removed by U.S. Capitol police.
Yovany and other activists including actress Rosario Dawson blocked an intersection chanting, “No papers, no fear!” Ten were arrested and the protest gained national publicity. Yovany spent a night in jail before being released.