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A coalition of immigrant, civil and human rights organizations and faith leaders is calling on the U.S. government to halt plans to deport hundreds of Central American women and children fleeing violence and upheaval in their home countries. Immigrant rights advocates will announce a national campaign to condemn the plan at a press conference on Tuesday.

"It is obscene, shocking, and outrageous for this Administration to be planning the deportation of innocent families who are fleeing violence and persecution in the countries of origin. This plan is heinous and once deported, women and children could face violence and even death," said Angelica Salas, executive director of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA).

This news brief originally appeared on the newamericamedia.org website. See the CHIRLA website by clicking here.