Yesenia Mata

Yesenia Mata is an education and immigration activist in Chicago and New York City. As the daughter to former undocumented immigrants, Yesenia has advocated for immigration reform in Washington D.C. Growing up in the South Side of Chicago, she saw the need to adequately fund public schools.

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"As the agents on the ground executing Trump’s xenophobic agenda, they have become the flesh and blood of the administration’s worst impulses." (Photo: Screenshot/Rise & Resist) Views
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
‘Abolish ICE’ Doesn’t Mean What Conservatives Say It Does
As Donald Trump’s administration has ramped up arrests and deportations of immigrants across the country, calls to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement ― the federal agency responsible for deportations ― have been gaining momentum among Democrats in recent weeks. In return, President Donald...
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