Gerarado Noriega Deportation Protest

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Gerardo Noriega in front of protesters.
On Wednesday May 25, twenty-year-old Gerardo Noriega, a 2008 Smoky Hill High School graduate, faced his second deportation hearing. A crowd of supporters protested that he be allowed to stay in the country with his family, who have all been granted legal citizen status. Noriega is facing deportation after he was pulled over in 2010 for a broken license plate light. Wednesday's protest was the second in just more than a week. On Wednesday, Noriega was granted a continuation and will have another hearing on December 5. Protesters marched from the courthouse, down the 16th Street Mall and to Wells Fargo offices on Broadway. Rights for All People, an organization that fights for equality and justice for immigrants, organized the protest and claims Wells Fargo is the third largest stockholder in GEO, Inc., a company that owns the Aurora Detention Center and made $1.7 billion last year. By Kyle Garratt.