After President Trump signed an executive order that would stop separating immigrant families who entered the U.S at the border, the truth is, there are still many families out there that have yet to be reunited despite the President’s efforts. And because many individuals in the Denver area are still not satisfied with how U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is handling the matter, they decided to hold a protest in front of one of their field offices.
Last week, the Denver Post reported that a protest was set up in front of the ICE field office in Centennial in an effort to “end family separation, keep immigrant families together, and to stop deportations.” About 25 people showed up the protest which was expected to last about a week. Some sat in chairs and others walked along the sidewalk. The protest was organized by Jeanette Vizguerra, who is a Colorado mother of four who “spent 86 days in sanctuary in 2017 to avoid deportation. She was also “named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people that same year,” according to the news outlet.
During most of the time that was spent out in front of the Denver field office, there wasn’t much conflict between the protestors and ICE officers. The source highlighted that ground rules “were established as to where they could pitch tents, sit in chairs, and cook food.” An office building located nearby to the field office even allowed protestors to use their restrooms and volunteers brought them food and water.
In an emailed statement from Carl Rusnok, who is a spokesman for the ICE field office in Dallas, he said, “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) fully respects the Constitutional rights of all people to peacefully express their opinions. ICE remains committed to performing its immigration enforcement mission consistent with federal law and agency policy.”
And while ICE officers and staff appeared to respect the protestor’s rights, things took a turn south on Thursday. According to Fox Denver 31, eight people decided to chain themselves together “to block the entrance to the facility to protest the separation of families.” Law enforcement officers arrived at the facility and had to use power tools to cut the protestors free. They then handcuffed them and took them away.
Protestors all across the U.S. are standing up to ICE hoping that their efforts will help bring families back together and stop more from being detained at the border. The source highlighted that there are approximately 600 families still separated, and although that number is lower than the initial amount since the “zero tolerance” policy was first enforced, it is still too many for protestors to back down.
 
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