March 1, 2012
Undocumented youth arrested at NC Legislature today

Police arrested three undocumented youth today after they interrupted a NC Legislature special committee on immigration meeting. Cynthia Martinez, Estephania Mijangos and Uriel El-Maya Alberto declared their undocumented status and attacked the committee for sponsoring anti-immigrant legislation. Shouts of “arrest them all” and “go home” were heard from members of the group NC Listen as police escorted the demonstrators out of the chamber.

About 20 undocumented youth and allies associated with the NC Dream Team were present at the meeting. Those arrested are now in Wake County Jail and all three have ICE holds placed on them, the first step in deportation. 

A 2 p.m. court hearing is scheduled later today. Photo/video to follow.