Diane Guerrero: 'It's Easy to Forget That We Are a Nation Of Immigrants'

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Diane Guerrero, actress known for her roles in "Jane The Virgin" and "Orange Is The New Black", has launched a campaign with Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) and United We Dream (UWD) in calling for an end to deportations. Guerrero, who was born in the U.S., was fourteen-years old when her parents and older brother were deported to Colombia.

“My family was taken because they were undocumented immigrants – just like 11 million other people living and working in America today,” Guerrero says in a YouTube video, as first reported in Glamour magazine.

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“With all the hate speech and intolerance these days, it’s easy to forget that we are a nation of immigrants,” she added, “We can and must do better.”

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The actress says that although the current administration has made efforts to protect young immigrants, it's simply not enough. She adds that some lawmakers are attempting to pass laws that will encourage intolerance and family separation.

Guerrero implores: “We have to work together to make sure that no child ever comes home to an empty house.”

You can join Guerrero and sign a petition calling for the end of deportations and immigrant detention here.

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