GOVERNMENT AMNESTY MESSAGE CLEAR AND LOUD: WE WON'T DEPORT ILLEGAL ALIENS - No deportation for illegal immigrants arrested at DNC
The 10 illegal immigrants arrested while protesting the Democratic National Convention will not be placed in deportation proceedings. ICE has taken no enforcement action against the Ride for Justice activists arrested Tuesday in Charlotte.
No deportation for illegal immigrants arrested at DNC
By Alan Gomez, USA TODAY
Sep 05, 2012
CHARLOTTE -- The 10 illegal immigrants arrested while protesting the Democratic National Convention will not be placed in deportation proceedings.
"ICE has taken no enforcement action against the Ride for Justice activists arrested Tuesday in Charlotte," ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen said in a statement Wednesday morning. "ICE is focused on smart, effective immigration enforcement that prioritizes the removal of criminal aliens, recent border crossers and egregious immigration law violators, such as those who have been previously removed from the United States."
The ten arrested were part of a cross-country bus tour that originated in Phoenix and ended in Charlotte over the weekend. They were trying to draw attention to harsh immigration laws in states like Arizona, Alabama and Georgia.
On Tuesday, they were protesting the Obama administration's deportation record, which set new all-time highs each year for the number of people deported - nearly 400,000 in 2011. The group sat down in an intersection a couple blocks from the convention center where Democrats were hosting their convention, were arrested and charged with impeding traffic.
Tania Unzueta, one of the riders on the bus tour, said all 10 of those arrested were released from custody early Wednesday.This article was originally published in forum thread: Immigration-reform protesters arrested for blocking intersection outside Democratic started by JohnDoe2 View original post