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Undocumented Immigrants Arrive At DNC In Undocu-Bus In Protest Of Deportation Laws

6:26 PM, Sep 5, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- More than a dozen undocumented immigrants and activists are protesting at the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The group arrived on Tuesday and is part of a movement called "No Papers, No Fear, Ride For Justice," in protest of immigration-related deportations.

On July 29, the group boarded a bus dubbed "Undocu-bus" in Arizona and traveled through 10 states which have enacted laws similar to Arizona's SB 1070. Their last stop is in North Carolina.

"Both parties have turned the suffering and life of undocumented immigrants into political football, passing the responsibilities to each other," a statement said on its website.

The group has been tweeting pictures of protesters holding banners reading "undocumented" outside the Time Warner Area where the DNC is being held until Sept. 6.

The "Undocu-Bus" Facebook account alleges that ten activists were arrested after a short march in front of the DNC on Tuesday night.

"We came out because we are tired of the mistreatment. We are tired of waiting for change and we know that it never comes without risk or without sacrifice," the group posted on an online statement.

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