More than a dozen activists, including several undocumented immigrants, have been detained outside the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office.
The campaigners had been staging a sit-in under the #OutragedAndUnafraid banner to defend existing immigrant protections and demand permanent legal status.
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The hourlong demonstration was led by recipients and supporters of the former U.S. President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, program.
It grants undocumented recipients a renewable, two-year work permit and a reprieve from deportation proceedings
Demonstrators blocked traffic holding posters that read “Permanent protection. Dignity and Respect.”
Police said 15 activists were charged with obstructing a highway.
Last month, the Texas Attorney General urged the Trump administration to repeal the deferred action strategy.
“We respectfully request that
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