They say they’re the economic and labor force “that sustains this country day in and day out.” Police arrest immigrant activists in Austin, Texas on July 26, 2017. CREDIT: United We Dream
Police arrested 15 activists blocking traffic in Austin, Texas as part of an act of civil disobedience calling on legislators to keep deportation protections in place for undocumented immigrants.
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Four of the activists are covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative, which grants temporary deportation relief and work authorization for certain undocumented immigrants. During the demonstration, 15 activists sat across a major intersection street leading to the Texas State Capitol as police stepped in to arrest them. About 50 protesters showed up in support.
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