11-Year-Old American Kid Succinctly Explains Why Our Immigration Laws And Government Are Failing Us

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Meet Edi's American-born son, who has two American siblings. I really don't like watching him cry. You can't meet Edi because immigration agents ripped him from his house as he was on his way out to take his kids to school. Obama recently changed policy to reconsider and lower priorities around undocumented immigrants who aren't breaking any laws, trying to find them a path to citizenship. Apparently his staff didn't get the memo, and now this kid is ripping all our hearts out explaining what happened. Watch it. Then do something about it, so we don't end up with more kids having to wake up to this.

You can help this kid right now. Sign a petition and learn more here, then call the Phoenix field office for Immigration and Customs Enforcement at (602) 766-7030 and demand Edi's release:

"Hi, I was calling to ask for the immediate release of Edi Arma (A#089-815-011), from the Eloy immigration prison. Based on the memo from your own ICE director, John Morton, Edi is not a priority for deportation. Why was Edi's family home raided on January 14? Let Edi go!"

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