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USA: Protesters decry ICE and new immigration rule in Chicago02:04

USA: Protesters decry ICE and new immigration rule in Chicago

United States, Chicago
July 11, 2020 at 07:11 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of people marched throughout the streets of downtown Chicago on Friday to protest the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) and the new immigration rule that places stricter requirements upon international students attending schools in the country.

"The reason why we are here is to spread awareness to what is happening currently, there are people who look like me and they are in cages. July 4th they heard fireworks that represent freedom, but yes, they are still in cages," said Emily Herrera, one of the rally organizers.

ICE is responsible for cross-border security and illegal immigration. It has been accused of enabling US President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies, providing inadequate treatment for migrants in its detention centres and of detaining and separating thousands of immigrant children from their families at the US-Mexico border.

USA: Protesters decry ICE and new immigration rule in Chicago02:04
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Hundreds of people marched throughout the streets of downtown Chicago on Friday to protest the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) and the new immigration rule that places stricter requirements upon international students attending schools in the country.

"The reason why we are here is to spread awareness to what is happening currently, there are people who look like me and they are in cages. July 4th they heard fireworks that represent freedom, but yes, they are still in cages," said Emily Herrera, one of the rally organizers.

ICE is responsible for cross-border security and illegal immigration. It has been accused of enabling US President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies, providing inadequate treatment for migrants in its detention centres and of detaining and separating thousands of immigrant children from their families at the US-Mexico border.

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