Family members of a city resident set to be deported Monday rallied alongside activists in Foley Square Sunday, calling for his extradition to be canceled.
Twenty-seven-year-old Javier Castillo Maradiaga came to the U.S. from Honduras when he was 7 years old.
He's currently at a detention center in Louisiana, one of a group of undocumented immigrants set to be deported at 2 A.M. Monday morning.
This comes despite President Joe Biden signing an executive order halting most deportations for 100 days for those who arrived in the U.S. prior to November of 2020.
Maradiaga's sister, Dariela Moncada, called for the immigrant community to work together to fight against immigration authorities.
"I'm a dreamer, this is my dream. I have a daughter that is a U.S. citizen. I don't think that we came to this country to do anything bad," she said. "My brother, Javier, he was stopped and frisked. That's illegal. We have to stop feeding the police. NYPD is feeding ICE."
ICE claims that Maradiaga is not protected under Biden's new order, which is already facing a federal lawsuit from the state of Texas.