DSA-LA Stands in Solidarity with Immigrant Youth Coalition in their call to Free Claudia Rueda, IYC Organizer

Claudia Rueda is an organizer from the Immigrant Youth Coalition and has just been detained by Border Patrol.  Please read below and CALL to demand Claudia's release.

Early this morning, Border Patrol conducted a raid in Boyle Heights kidnapping Claudia Rueda outside her home in Boyle Heights, immigrant rights organizer with the Los Angeles Immigrant Youth Coalition and student at Cal State Los Angeles. Claudia most recently lead a campaign to free her mom, Teresa, from ICE detention after Border Patrol agents similarly kidnapped Teresa from their home.

When the officials showed up this morning, family members knew not to open the door since the agents couldn’t produce a warrant. But they got to Claudia anyway while she was outside moving the family’s car. For several hours her family had no idea where she was.

4:35pm 5/19

Claudia Rueda was just transferred to ICE custody in San Diego! Now more than ever its critical to Demand that ICE release immediately to allow her to apply for DACA with USCIS instead of filing notice to appear with the court. Please Direct your call to Field Office Director Greg Archambault at 619-557-6117

“Hi, my name is ________________, and I am a concerned community member calling in support of Claudia Sarahi Rueda Vidal, DOB: 1/5/95, a DACA eligible youth, college student and beloved community member from Boyle Heights. Claudia has been a mentor in the community to other youth and has long fought for justice for others. I demand that Director Greg Archambault release her immediately to her family and community to let her apply for DACA with USCIS.”