Long Beach immigrant rights groups banded together Saturday morning to protest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, get more people involved in their cause and protest the carve-outs made in the Long Beach Values Act of 2018.
I'm here covering the "ICE out of LB!" Rally, where people will be calling for ICE to get their regional office out of Long Beach, as well as protest the "carve-outs" for deportations left in the Long Beach Values Act. pic.twitter.com/HI72EiMkYT
— Valerie Osier (@ValerieOsier) July 6, 2019
About 150 protesters marched from the Harvey Milk Park to the federal building on 501 West Ocean Blvd., chanting, “Robert, Robert what’s your price?/ LBPD works with ICE” among other things.
They were referring to the carve-outs made in a resolution that banned local law enforcement from coordinating with federal immigration officers, but allows them to assist if the undocumented person has a prior criminal record.
“If you’re an immigrant who has an arrest in his past, Robert Garcia says, ‘ICE welcomes you’,” Suazo said to the rally-goers.
The office they marched to houses the Homeland Security Investigations office, which is part of ICE.
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