Rally Held to Support Jessica Colotl’s Immigration Fight to Keep Dreamer Status

Text and Photos by Ali Sardar

ATLANTA — Advocacy groups and protesters rallied this weekend downtown in support of Jessica Colotl, whose Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status was recently revoked.

Her story made headlines in 2010 when she faced deportation as a 21-year-old undocumented student after being arrested for driving without a license. Since then Colotl received DACA status, graduated and went to work as a paralegal for Kuck Immigration Partners.

Organizations participating Saturday were the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia; the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, which has joined Colotl’s legal team; Asian Americans Advancing Justice; Black Lives Matter Greater Atlanta; Georgia Alliance for Social Justice; Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials; Georgia Equality; Georgia NAACP; United We Dream, and St. Mark United Methodist Church.

Colotl, 28, is challenging the decision in court. Organizers said she chose not to attend the rally, according to news reports.


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