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Drop The 'I' Word

Erick Valezquillo and his Attorney Janeen Hicks Pierre Drop The 'I' Word There is a movement afoot in Charlotte and throughout the country and it's being led by undocumented immigrants who work, live and go to school in America. These immigrants shun the label "illegal" and they are taking their campaign public. Drop the "I" Word is a protest aimed at changing the rhetoric, as well as the perspective, of undocumented immigrants. We'll meet two young people behind the Charlotte campaign as well as Erick Velazquillo, the very public face of this issue. He is facing deportation and is fighting an open battle to stay in Charlotte. Meet three fascinating young people facing a growing battle. Guests Maria Selene - Media Chair, Drop The "I" Word Mary Espinosa - Member, Drop the "I" Word Erick Valezquillo - Student, CPCC Facing deportation Alan Gordon - Attorney, Alan Gordon Immigration and Naturalization Law WFAE | Charlotte Immigrant Gets Deportation Delay, Pins Hopes on Congress Add and read comments