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Group gathers to protest ICE, illegal immigrant family separations

Posted at 4:49 PM, Jul 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-06 17:49:34-04

About 20 people gathered at the Homeland Security building near 15th Street and Avenue H on Friday afternoon to protest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the agency's recent practice of separating of migrant families. 

Protestors held signs reading "Abolish I.C.E." and "We hear their cries! Do U?" (sic) among others told 3 News Now they were asking for unaccompanied minors to be reunited with their families.

"Due process is not enough," the group said in an emailed statement. "We demand that all people currently held in ICE, federal, state and local facilities for the acts of entering the US or seeking asylum, be released immediately. We demand that all separated migrant families be reunited. We demand that all deported family members of minors currently in the US, be reunited in the US."

The statement also called on employees of and contractors working with DHS and ICE to withhold all support from the agencies; and for Gov. Pete Ricketts to evict ICE employees and contractors from the state.