Video: Obama inspires Illegal immigrants to block highway to protest deportations

Immigration activists blocked a, Atlanta, Georgia highway leading into the local Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices Monday.

This was done in answer to last week’s Supreme Court 4-4 decision that let stand the lower court’s ruling that found President Obama’s executive actions granting legal status to millions of illegal immigrants unconstitutional.

The protesters were calling upon President Obama to order ICE officials to put an end to the deportation of immigrants who had cross the border illegally.

“We are defending the security and stability of our families, sending a direct message to the Obama administration,” Carlos Medina, a member of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights said, according to The Washington Times. “We know that he has the ability to stop deportations at any given time. Our fight will not stop.”

The alliance tweeted, using the hashtag #MoratoriumNow:

Other pro-illegal immigration groups also reported on the demonstration:

Obama called last week’s Supreme Court ruling “heartbreaking,” and said in light of it that his hands are tied and he won’t issue any further executive actions on amnesty.

The Times reported:

Mr. Obama has already taken great strides toward that, issuing guidance that puts more than 9 million of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. out of any danger of deportation. The remaining illegal immigrants who can still be deported under his rules either have serious criminal records or admit they came to the U.S. after 2013.

Activists say that’s not enough. They question whether old criminal convictions should still be counted, and say many of the recent arrivals — particularly those from Central America — should be treated as refugees rather than as illegal immigrants.

 

The demonstrators held banners, waved signs and chanted “Deport la migra, not the people.” “La migra” is a slang expression for immigration officers.

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