Meet a woman who’s undocumented and extremely unafraid.
Claudia Muñoz, an activist that works with the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, turned herself in to Immigration and Customs Enforcement in order to fact-check the Obama administration’s assertion that it isn’t deporting low-level offenders.
Muñoz has been held in detention at Calhoun County Jail on April 4, according to DREAM Activist. The National Immigrant Youth Alliance coordinated “infiltrations” of ICE facilities in Florida last year.
Now 27, Muñoz arrived in the United States from Monterrey, Mexico at age 16 -- making her ineligible for the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, according to The Nation.
In a video recording she made and uploaded to YouTube before turning herself into ICE, Muñoz says:
"I used to be afraid at some point but I’m not anymore. I know there’s going to be people on the outside who have my back, and who have done this before, and they have given me the power as a community to be unafraid. And I will go in there and I will find every single person that’s in my situation that’s not supposed to be there in the first place.
Muñoz accuses ICE of not following prosecutorial discretion guidelines, saying there are 10 mothers in detention without criminal records. She spoke to Aura Blogado about other allegations of abuse detailed in an article at The Nation.
Hear what Claudia Muñoz has to say in the video above.