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22 arrests made in New Orleans immigration protest

2 years 11 months 6 days ago November 15, 2013 Nov 15, 2013 Friday, November 15 2013 November 15, 2013 10:30 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - 22 arrests were made as a result of a protest in New Orleans by pro-immigration activists.

Several hundred demonstrators blocked a downtown New Orleans intersection Thursday to protest the tactics of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

The protest was organized by the New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice.
Center for Racial Justice executive director Saket Soni, said ICE has started a new program in the New Orleans area called the Criminal Alien Removal Initiative.
Soni said ICE has been conducting indiscriminate raids instead of targeting individuals with dangerous or criminal backgrounds.

Bryan Cox, an ICE spokesman in New Orleans, said the CARI program specifically targets people considered to be high-priority.


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