Protestors condemn Trump administration’s move to send ICE reinforcements in sanctuary cities

More than a dozen arrested at an Abolish ICE, No to BORTAC protest in NYC

Dozens of protesters were arrested in New York City on Sunday as they condemn Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and companies they claim are profiting off of undocumented people.

They are also protesting President Donald Trump’s deployment of border patrol’s tactical units to sanctuary cities like New York in the government’s continued crackdown of undocumented immigrants.

New York police arrested about 30 protesters for disorderly conduct after “Close the Camps” marchers blocked the intersection of 7th Avenue and 42nd St. in Times Square.

They were among the nearly 500 protesters who took to the streets on Sunday to condemn ICE and companies they claim are profiting off of undocumented people.

Protesters have accused Thompson Reuters, the parent company of the Reuters news agency, of giving immigration authorities immigrant tracking data as part of federal contracts worth millions of dollars.

The Trump administration is deploying border patrol tactical units or BORTAC to sanctuary cities like New York to help ICE track down and detain illegal immigrants.

Immigration attorney Michael J. Gurfinkel said the use of BORTAC is probably a show of Trump’s frustration of sanctuary cities that protect undocumented immigrants.

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  • Mario
    18 February 2020 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    ICE deployment at SANCTUARY cities, is a Winning VOTES for TRUMP. Reasons; (a) Dems or GOP wanted to have a safer neighborhood, their children should be safe playing, inside their home, backyard and parks, the presence of unknown people makes them uncomfortable. (b) JOBS, Illegal alien accept $3/hr free foods working at restaurant. African-American and legal alien are VICTIMS, thrown OUT replaced by 3 illegal aliens. (3)Sanctuary City should be the sanctuary of a law-abiding citizen, NOT a criminal alien. Only Legal citizens can VOTE, Green Card holder can NOT vote. (4) Giving driver licenses to an illegal alien will displace legal alien as Taxi drivers, like truck drivers, in case of an accident they just run away and return to their home country.