Illegal aliens and immigrant-rights activists set up a demonstration in the middle of an Atlanta city street Monday, blocking the road to ICE headquarters, demanding an end to deportations.
The demonstrators were led by the “Not1More” pro-immigrant activist group. They boldly held their demonstration in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters, in protest of the recent Supreme Court that killed Obama’s amnesty plans.
The group says it’s up to the Obama administration to “protect illegal immigrants.”
After the Supreme Court ruling last week, Obama stated he wasn’t going to enforce the deportation laws, except for those who have criminal records or recent arrivals.
The illegal aliens aren’t satisfied with that, saying old criminal convictions should be ignored, and recent arrivals should be treated as refugees.
“We are defending the security and stability of our families, sending a direct message to the Obama Administration,” said Carlos Medina, a member of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights. “We know that he has the ability to stop deportations at any given time. Our fight will not stop.”
“We are tired of families being separated because of these policies.. we are asking, we are requesting, we are DEMANDING… not one more people be deported,” another woman said.
The illegal aliens set up banners in the street, and chained themselves to ladders, until police finally came with bolt cutters to cut the chains off and cleared the street.
— Not1More (@Not1_More) June 27, 2016
— GLAHR (@GLAHR_) June 27, 2016
Total of 4 arrests after immigration protest blocked intersection in downtown Atlanta. All clear now pic.twitter.com/xbey0qbvZI
— Steve Gehlbach (@SteveGWSB) June 27, 2016
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