Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Protesters Rally Against Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE Raids in New York City

By Alyza Katrina C. Torres, Latin Post
January 11, 2016

Protesters from a pro-immigrant rights coalition group last Friday held a rally in New York City airing their grievances against the recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids that kicked off last week in response to orders from the Obama administration.

Since the beginning of the year, the National Homeland Security has announced that it will be deporting and detaining undocumented immigrants in the U.S. starting this month where already121 immigrants mostly from North Carolina, Georgia and Texas were raided and detained.

The coalition group, ICE-Free NYC, according to Latino Rebels, were marching outside an immigration court in lower Manhattan calling out the recent deportation raids made by the Obama administration. Meanwhile, as hundreds of protesters joined, seven people were reportedly arrested when they blocked the corner of Varick Street and West Houston Street, Waging Nonviolence reports.[...]

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