ULA activists fined for civil disobedience

Sentenced for civil disobedience
Gregory Williams and Jordan Scruggs of Yale Divinity School, Mark Colville of Amistad Catholic Worker, and Megan Fountain of ULA sentenced for civil disobedience
Gregory Williams and Jordan Scruggs of Yale Divinity School, Mark Colville of Amistad Catholic Worker, and Megan Fountain of ULA sentenced for civil disobedience

A federal magistrate judge has ruled that four ULA activists must pay a fine for blocking the entrance of Hartford Immigration Court on February 21, 2013 in a protest against the deportation of Jose Maria Islas.

At sentencing, the protesters made a motion to donate community service or funds to a local organization serving immigrants. The motion was denied.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

The protesters argued that if the judge was concerned about public safety, she should be concerned about the hundreds of migrants whose lives are extinguished because of brutal US immigration policies. Greg read aloud the names of all the migrants whose bodies have been found on the border this year.

Megan read aloud a letter written by Jose Maria, who was present in the courtroom. In July this year, he was released from prison and granted a one-year stay of deportation after a year-long protest movement by Unidad Latina en Accion.

Read the article in New Haven Register