“Dreamer” Erika Andiola’s Mom To Stay in the U.S.

ICE buckled to public pressure

By Carla Murphy Dec 12, 2013

Just in time for the holidays, "Dreamer" Erika Andiola who a week ago quit her job as a congressional staffer to fight her mother’s deportation has won. Because of public pressure, Andiola told Buzzfeed, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has extended Maria Arreola’s stay for a year

Andiola, among those featured in a 2012 Time magazine cover story, isn’t settling for just her mom’s victory, however.

"Another family was here with us — their father is going to be deported tomorrow," [Andiola] said of Ardani Rosales. "We wanted to bring his case to their attention. Our family is really, really happy but we’re also a family now of activists and we have a bigger family now. His case is just as deserving as my mother’s; it’s just not public like mine was."

Arreola was scheduled to be deported in January.