Workers Rights Advocates from Mountain View End Fast

Maria Marroquin, the Executive Director of the Mountain View Day Worker Center, said she and other activists broke an 11-day fast on Sunday and hope the action will further the cause of the 11 million undocumented people in the United States

By Breena Kerr
|  Sunday, May 12, 2013  |  Updated 3:51 PM PDT
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Workers Rights Advocates from Mountain View End Fast

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A workers' rights group in Mountain View said Sunday it wants to draw national attention to what it believes are unethical deportations of illegal immigrants. 

Maria Marroquin, the Executive Director of the Mountain View Day Worker Center, said she and other activists broke an 11-day fast on Sunday and hope the action will further the cause of the 11 million undocumented people in the United States.

Activists say they gathered at the St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Foster City at 11:15 a.m. Sunday to speak to members of the media about their cause.  

Marroquin said she and her group are calling on the president to suspend deportations, about 1,100 of which happen every day.

According to Marroquin, the deportations are causing serious problems for thousands of families and children every week.

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