Immigration Protest: Activists plan to halt deportations - FOX 35 News Orlando

Immigration Protest: Activists plan to halt deportations in Phoenix

Posted: Updated:
  • ImmigrationMore>>

  • Lawmakers looking for solution to immigration issue

    Lawmakers looking for solution to immigration issue

    Republicans and Democrats still can't agree on the steps that should be taken to secure the Southern border. It seems the only thing the two parties agree on is that there is a problem, however, what needs to be done, much less how to do it or pay for it is a continuing battle. FOX's Leland Vittert reports.
    Republicans and Democrats still can't agree on the steps that should be taken to secure the Southern border. It seems the only thing the two parties agree on is that there is a problem, however, what needs to be done, much less how to do it or pay for it is a continuing battle. FOX's Leland Vittert reports.
  • Sheriff Joe visits San Diego County

    Sheriff Joe visits San Diego County

    Sheriff Joe Arpaio was back in the valley after a weekend speaking in California.The Sheriff spoke to a packed crowd of Tea Party members and his supporters in San Diego County on July 26.
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio was back in the valley after a weekend speaking in California.The Sheriff spoke to a packed crowd of Tea Party members and his supporters in San Diego County on July 26.
  • Obama asks Central American leaders for help

    Obama asks Central American leaders for help

    President Barack Obama is telling Central American presidents that the United States and the wider region share responsibility to address an influx of minors and families who are crossing the southwest border of the U.S.
    President Barack Obama is telling Central American presidents that the United States and the wider region share responsibility to address an influx of minors and families who are crossing the southwest border of the U.S.

PHOENIX (AP) - Immigrant rights activists say they plan a march on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix aimed at stopping deportations for the day.

Carlos Garcia of Puente Arizona says they are hoping to attract several hundred people for the event on Oct. 14.

It is set to begin at 11 a.m. at Margaret T. Hance Park. The group will then gather outside the ICE office at 2035 N. Central Avenue.

Garcia says the goal is to stop deportations for at least the day on Monday, but he acknowledged protesters may be removed from the site and arrested.

"Our community's prepared to do whatever we have to do.. if we have to put our bodies on the line, we will do that, but we're not allowing for this office to deport anyone else from our community. This president's about to reach two million people deported in his during his presidency -- that's 1,100 people in our community that are being separated everyday.  We're going to stop that next Monday," said Garcia.

Most immigration proceedings are on hold during the federal government shutdown. However, the government continues to deport people.

ICE officials in Phoenix were not available for comment as the communications staff is furloughed during shutdown.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press modified.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices