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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.

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