HOMESTEAD (CBSMiami/AP) – Demanding that the immigration deportations stop, families and community organizers impacted by immigration raids took to the streets of Homestead.

The group gathered on Sunday during the National Fast to Stop Deportations at a service for immigrant mothers.

Two-hundred children, women and men gathered at a church on Friday where the fast is being held. One mother said police have gone to her home three times in less than three weeks.

Guadalupe De La Cruz said she is fasting to help families affected by raids in the community.

“I am their voice demanding an immigration reform with a path to citizenship,” she said.

The event is part of a national campaign that started on May 1 in California and will travel across the U.S.

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