16 arrested during Friday's immigration protest near downtown Phoenix.jpg

From left to right: Sofia Daniel, Phil Martinez, Lerman Montoya, Jose Conchas, Jessica Bristlow, Andrea Benjamin,Kaelen Ebata, and Jamaar Aaron Williams (Source: MCSO)

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Phoenix police say 16 people were arrested during an immigration protest Friday night.

The demonstrators were angry about the conditions of the migrant detention centers and Immigration and Customs Enforcement roundups.

The protest blocked traffic near downtown Phoenix and tied up the light rail. 

[WATCH: Immigration protesters block traffic near downtown Phoenix]

The group assembled on Central Avenue north of McDowell Road outside of an ICE office.

Sgt. Mercedes Fortune with the Phoenix Police Department said officers repeatedly asked the participants to move from the road and light rail tracks.

[PHOTOS: Mugshots of arrestees in downtown PHX immigration protest]

But while most people complied, Fortune says, "a small number of people from the group continued to ignore the numerous amount of requests and orders by the officers and an unlawful assembly was established."

[WATCH: Police move in on protesters, start detaining people near downtown Phoenix]

People were chanting "Close those camps, free our kids," in reference to the migrants in the detention centers.

[PHOTOS: Immigration protesters block road outside ICE office in Phoenix]

Police officers were in riot gear and they were telling protesters to get out of the road.

A few of the demonstrators sat down on the light rail tracks while police said through a megaphone they need to leave or be arrested.

Valley Metro said the protest shut down the Central and Encanto light rail station.

At around 10:30 p.m., police made everyone get out of the street and started taking some people into custody.

Fortune says 14 people were arrested for unlawful assembly and obstructing a public thoroughfare.

"During the arrests some of our officers were assaulted as they attempted to take suspects into custody," Fortune said.

Two people were then arrested and booked for aggravated assault on a police officer.  

[WATCH: Two protesters from the ICE rally in Phoenix face felony charges]

Officers could be seen putting zip-ties around people's wrists before putting them into a van.

Officers then stood in a line and moved in to force people to disperse.

Around 11 p.m. officers started to take people into custody who still hadn't left.

Fortune said no officers were hurt and no pepper spray had to be deployed.

The street was reopened around 11:30 p.m.

The protest was part of the Lights for Liberty immigration protests over the border camps that were planned for hundreds of cities across the United States.

President Donald Trump says the ICE roundups will begin Sunday, and his agents plan to eventually arrest millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally.

Administration officials have said they're targeting about 2,000 people in the national sweep, which would yield about 200 arrests based on previous crackdowns.

On Saturday morning, Phoenix police released the names of those arrested in Friday's protest.

Those arrested for unlawful assembly and obstructing a public thoroughfare are:

-Ian Larkin, 29

-Redeen Robinson, 29

-Jorge Soria, 62

Angeles Maldonado, 29

-Andrea Bailey, 23

-Sofia Dancel, 29

-Jose Conchas, 27

-Lerman Montoya, 22

-Phil Martinez, 38

-Amanda Benjamin, 24

-Samuel Torres, 23

-Kaelen Ebata, 20

-Jessica Bristow, 22

-Annestello Pedreiro, 27

The above 14 were booked on misdemeanor charges for blocking lanes of traffic and the light rail, and refusing orders to disperse.

Those arrested for aggravated assault on a police officer are:

-Jakob Beskind, 21

-Jamaar Williams, 34

Beskind and Williams remained in custody Saturday night. They are facing felony charges of aggravated assault on a police officer. 

In a statement, Phoenix police said Beskind and Williams "assaulted officers and attempted to prevent officers from arresting other suspects" during the protest. A spokeswoman declined to immediately provide more details.

Two activists said Beskind was arrested for spraying an officer wearing a riot helmet with silly string.

 "I mean if you really put it into perspective, it's silly string on a helmet that has a barrier -- is that really an assault? Is that really a threat?" said Lerman Montoya, an activist who said he was with Beskind and was also arrested during the protest.

 Records show Williams is an attorney licensed to practice in Arizona.

 "He's an amazing guy. Great attorney. It shocks my mind that he's charged with [aggravated] assault," said attorney Ray Ybarra Maldonado. "I think it's absolutely nonsense. The videos I saw didn't show anything. It showed him standing there, and someone -- officers -- pulling him into them."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

 


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nutsplash

The Millennials are already ruining this country, looking at these Mexlennials we DO NOT need them here to further decay our society. Useless, Worthless criminals.

Libertyminded

President Ronald Reagan's last speech as President in which he said, 'Thanks to each wave of new arrivals to this land of opportunity, we're a nation forever young, forever bursting with energy and new ideas, and always on the cutting edge, always leading the world to the next frontier... If we ever closed the door to new Americans, our leadership in the world would soon be lost.'"

rgclemete

(Democrat 2020 Platform & Goals) -Open Borders. -Sanctuary Cities. -Decriminalize illegal entry into our country. -Defund & terminate Border Patrol & ICE. -Same sex marriages. -Disarming Americans. -Infanticide. -Voting rights for illegal aliens. -Pack the courts with radical liberal judges (Like the 9th circuit) -Increase refugee's from the third world. -Illegal aliens allowed to hold public office. -Socialism. -Free Abortions for all (Taxpayer funded) -The green new deal. -End of Electoral College -Free Medicare care for all including non citizens (taxpayer funded) -Raise Minimum Wage (expect massive reduction in full time jobs & loss of health benefits) -Have adolescents vote. -!00% free college for all, including non citizens. (tax payer funded) -Reparations for every race "harmed" by the white man. -Convicts, Terrorists voting. -Susie & Bobby using the same restrooms. -Late term abortions up to 9 months.. -Pay check for every person in the US even if they choose not to work. (Sources: Straight from the Democrat's mouths. View their speeches on you tube.)

Wearenotperfect

Spam Alert! Spam Alert! AZ Family please check your data system for security breach!

rgclemete

The hypocrisy ovf these leftists is hilarious. These raids happened for years under Obama said Jeh Johnson formerly DHS secretary under Obama. The outrage by democrats is nothing but selective outrage because its President Trump. The current migration at our border is costing taxpayers a Kings ransom ($17,000 per day ABC news.) Fleeing persecution? or fleeing for freebies? they sure don't stay in Mexico when they reach "safety" or ask or offered political asylum in Mexico. Why? because Mexico will give them NOTHING. So they make the long journey to our border, our generous Democrats, and our tax dollars. We have Democrat / Socialist / Activists in the Northern Triangle of South America & Mexico; even as you read this instructing the populations to make sure you bring your children and use the the magic words....."credible fear." Mexico recently arrested two socialist activists who were instrumental in the organizing of prior caravans, Then you have a Democrat House saying the crisis is "manufactured" as literally thousands attack our border daily? The crisis IS manufactured...by the Democrats themselves. Make no mistake about this, Democrats want this to happen and never stop. They will with hold border security support allowing as many illegal aliens to enter the country as possible overwhelming our BP & ICE before assisting in border security (if ever.) To Democrats/Socialists programs like Temporary Protective Status (TPS) or Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals (DACA) are permanent programs. There is nothing "temporary or deferred" about these programs to Democrats. These programs are designed to admit refugees (usually from the third world) then Democrats fight to keep them here permanently using the charge of racism, religion, guilt, against anyone opposed. Simple formula works great.

Wearenotperfect

Spam Alert! Spam Alert! AZ Family please check your data system for security breach!

nuusmaan

"These raids happened for years under Obama said Jeh Johnson formerly DHS secretary under Obama." Correct- while Obama was POTUS about 3M deportations occurred. Yet people still say that he and his supporters were for open borders. It's a contradiction. Have you ever said that? If your later post is any indication- you did/are.

ObeyLaws

Ms Nutsmaan - You do know Obama is out of office, right? Your continued defense of him is kind of pointless. Besides, the facts is neither you nor me nor anyone else has any accurate idea of how many people were deported during his tenure - you only know what the media has reported. Do you trust the media's accuracy??

Dean

simple fix - send them home

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Libertyminded

Russian Troll

nutsplash

Exterminate them.

Libertyminded

The hand of God has favored, guided and protected America for the reason that we took in his lost sheep. Don't mess with the kharma.

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nutsplash

Flag flag flag flag flag shut up you troll nectar

Tacoburger

Most of these people that were arrested are millennials. Folks, the unrelenting liberal bias in education, entertainment, advertising and news media is working. It is shaping minds as planned. Is something going to be done about this or not?

Libertyminded

Oh yes, something will be done by the millennials, they are certainly be reckoned with as the Trump generation dies off.

Tacoburger

Not the kind of person I was expecting to hear from. BTW- Your hag lost.

Libertyminded

God blessed America because we took in his lost sheep. Remember that.

trsalemme

LOL keep waiting

BlahBlah

Trump aside, the millennials will never have the freedom, prosperity, virtues, or comfort of previous generations of Americans. Due in part to their dismantling of our societal fabric. Oh well. That’ll suck for them.

Robs

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GBender

Don't give tax money to illegals, problem solved. Go back to your country and leach off of them your problem. not mine. Maybe if enough children die in those countries the citizens will get a clue and revolt. Not a USA problem. Just as we don't export our worthless drug users, we shouldn't permit immigration of these worthless people into our society.

Richard H

Now that they’ve been arrested they should be deported.

Healthywild

Send them back to Their country. They are illegal. Any American who hires them should be locked up a couple weeks, mandatory. They are traitors.

gouchr

MA'DUCE is starting to awake!!!

Libertyminded

All this racism wrapped in insecurity ignores the basic, fundamental truth - we need new citizens to support our existing social security, Medicare and to pay taxes ( now that the 1% doesn’t),

Wearenotperfect

Exactly!

JustinP

We actually have a functioning immigration system to handle that. It works! And if you want a better system, then have your Federal Representative in Congress/Senate create one. Until then, let's actually enforce the existing laws.

Libertyminded

If we are enforcing laws, let us start with Trump.

trsalemme

No. Hillary. She still owes us for murdered Americans overseas.

sideways0071

excellent suggestion !

Tuishimi

So in other words, I know you are right, but I don't want to admit it, so let's redirect back at Trump. Great answer. /s

JustinP

I have no problem with that. Let's investigate him (DONE already) and if he has done something wrong, follow the penalty of law for it. Liberty, you really need to understand what happened here. 1) Hilary wrote some incriminating emails 2) Russians hacked her system and maybe notified Trump 3) Russians published the emails 4) Hilary lost because of this, Benghazi, the fact that she would make a terrible president, the fact it would be 4 more years of Obama failure policy, etc. 5) But even if Hilary only lost because of the emails, SHE DID IT. She wrote them. She doesn't deny it. 6) Trump is happy the Russians published it - SO WHAT! Note: I voted but did not vote for Trump or her, so my candidate lost.

1stupidsailor

Gross. Vile people, and way too many of them. Anyone happen to see all the signs and flags promoting communism? Like literally the USSR flag? In the Denver protest, they took down the American flag and put up the Mexican one. You can pretend to feel for these people all you want, but they don't give a flying F about this country or its citizens. They are here to take, and this is the pathetic fit they throw when they don't get our tax dollars handed to them on a platter and when we don't ignore crime. Stop pretending it's a human rights issue, it's an invasion. Stop using them to score political points and prop identity politics, you're no better than the criminals themselves.

Mactact

Sailor. I totally agree with you! Stick a fork in their a s s they are done!

Wearenotperfect

What makes you think there were any illegals at those protest? Do you honestly think they would be dumb enough to attend? Those were all American citizens and just the fact that they managed to pi$$ you off this much tells me that they love America very much!

rgclemete

" Unapologetic & Unafraid" LMAO

KEN MCCARVER

Wearenotperfect Shouldn't you be hiding or packing??

Wearenotperfect

I don't know, would it get your panties in a ruffle if I wasn't?

ThinkingDude

Look, I am all for rounding up people illegally in this country and deporting them back to their country of origin. With that said, it is very frightening reading all of the racist comments concerning these illegal immigrants. It serves no real purpose blaming them for all of the crime and other problems plaguing our country, it just muddies the waters making it harder to accomplish what we must do. Most of the people that illegally enter our country are not hardened criminals; they are just people trying to escape a bad situation in their own country. Who can blame them? It is a good bet that if any of us found ourselves in a similar situation, we would do the same thing. When both sides of this argument start drawing battle lines and flinging all kinds of heated (and in some cases racist) rhetoric, no discussion can take place and it becomes very hard to accomplish anything in the gridlock. If we really want to solve the problem, we must remove the incentives that draw these illegals here in the first place. We need to pass comprehensive immigration reform and allow migrant workers to temporarily cross the border in order to work the jobs that Americans don’t want. We need to require e-verify from every employer; cut off all entitlements (including issuing driver’s licenses) to anyone illegally in the country; end chain migration; do away with sanctuary cities; and reform our asylum policies. We don’t need expensive border fences we need only remove these incentives and the problem will largely take care of itself.

ObeyLaws

NotThinkingDude - 1) "It serves no real purpose blaming them for all of the crime..." I, for one, am not blaming them for all of the crime, only the crimes they commit such as being here illegally. 2) "Most of the people that illegally enter our country are not hardened criminals; they are just people trying to escape a bad situation in their own country." - How can you possibly know who all these people are and what their intent is in coming here? 3) "We need to...allow migrant workers to temporarily cross the border in order to work the jobs that Americans don’t want." - This practice already exists although I'm not sure how they legally get to these jobs without drivers licenses. 4) "...we need only remove these incentives..." - Not sure what incentives you're referring to, but some might argue that statement could read "we need to turn this country into a sh1thole like where they came from so they won't have an incentive to come here." I'm not prepared to do that...

ThinkingDude

@ObeyLaws--I guess if you are not part of the solution, then you must be part of the problem.

nuusmaan

76% of immigrants are in the US legally. So it seems that your imagination is running away with you if you imagine that all the arrested are here illegally. 14 people were arrested for unlawful assembly and obstructing a public thoroughfare, and two for assaulting police officers. That's all lawbreaking, but it doesn't mean they should be deported any more than you should be when you get a traffic ticket.

cliff

A lot of the jobs that American workers wont do are not all along the border. Many of them would have to come here on permanent basis to work. They cannot just cross the border in the morning, work in the US, then go back in the evening. And if they are given a work permit to come inland to other states and work, then they should have to get a drivers license while they are here along with insurance. The rest of your comment I agree with.

1stupidsailor

Illegal doesn't have a race. Hispanic is not a race. People from other countries who break in and demand we give them everything they want while waiving the flag of the dump they came from is absolutely ludicrous. You're reducing it to racism because the most basic of common sense doesn't allow for any sort of open borders. I blame them, but I also blame the political party opening the door for them. This has been a problem of late, and it's when prominent dem politicians decided they could use it to ramp up their use of identity politics. As little as I feel for those willing to break the law, they're being given a green light by nearly half the politicians in the country while citizens are call scum simply for being against it. This nonsense is a slap in the face to legal immigrants.

JF Conlon

Hispanic is not a race! Nice to see that in print, just to keep a perspective on the whole mess. It's interesting to traipse through Wikipedia on the subject . . . some commenters may even find it enlightening..

nuusmaan

I give you credit for using your critical thinking abilities. But you see, people don't need no facts- reality is what we think it is.

KEN MCCARVER

-Open Borders. -Sanctuary Cities. -Decriminalize illegal entry into our country. -Defund & terminate Border Patrol & ICE. -Same sex marriages. -Disarming Americans. -Infanticide. -Voting rights for illegal aliens. -Pack the courts with radical liberal judges (Like the 9th circuit) -Increase refugee's from the third world. -Illegal aliens allowed to hold public office. -Socialism. -Free Abortions for all (Taxpayer funded) -The green new deal. -End of Electoral College -Free Medicare care for all including non citizens (taxpayer funded) -Raise Minimum Wage (expect massive reduction in full time jobs & loss of health benefits) -Have adolescents vote. -!00% free college for all, including non citizens. (tax payer funded) -Reparations for every race "harmed" by the white man. -Convicts, Terrorists voting. -Susie & Bobby using the same restrooms. -Late term abortions up to 9 months.. -Pay check for every person in the US even if they choose not to work. (Sources: Straight from the Democrat's mouths. View their speeches on you tube.)

Wearenotperfect

Ken McCrazy sounds a lot like a whinny liberal! Demonizing other people's misfortune just because he was lucky enough to be born in the greatest country on earth.

rgclemete

The hypocrisy ovf these leftists is hilarious. These raids happened for years under Obama said Jeh Johnson formerly DHS secretary under Obama. The outrage by democrats is nothing but selective outrage because its President Trump. The current migration at our border is costing taxpayers a Kings ransom ($17,000 per day ABC news.) Fleeing persecution? or fleeing for freebies? they sure don't stay in Mexico when they reach "safety" or ask or offered political asylum in Mexico. Why? because Mexico will give them NOTHING. So they make the long journey to our border, our generous Democrats, and our tax dollars. We have Democrat / Socialist / Activists in the Northern Triangle of South America & Mexico; even as you read this instructing the populations to make sure you bring your children and use the the magic words....."credible fear." Mexico recently arrested two socialist activists who were instrumental in the organizing of prior caravans, Then you have a Democrat House saying the crisis is "manufactured" as literally thousands attack our border daily? The crisis IS manufactured...by the Democrats themselves. Make no mistake about this, Democrats want this to happen and never stop. They will with hold border security support allowing as many illegal aliens to enter the country as possible overwhelming our BP & ICE before assisting in border security (if ever.) To Democrats/Socialists programs like Temporary Protective Status (TPS) or Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals (DACA) are permanent programs. There is nothing "temporary or deferred" about these programs to Democrats. These programs are designed to admit refugees (usually from the third world) then Democrats fight to keep them here permanently using the charge of racism, religion, guilt, against anyone opposed. Simple formula works great.

ObeyLaws

What many people seem to be failing to understand is the frustration many of us feel with people migrating here - some legal, most not - who choose to commit crimes and thumb their nose at the American system of justice and in general fail to assimilate to the culture. We have more than enough problems with our own idiot citizens in this country without importing more people who opt to bring significant societal issues here without contributing commensurately to the intellectual and financial benefit of the country. How about we try to get our act together before we serve as the entire world's benefactor?

nuusmaan

76% of immigrants are in the US legally.- Pew Research Center. Factually- "some legal, most not" doesn't pass muster. Nothing personal

BlahBlah

Our immigration rates are insanely high. And those immigrants who are coming from Latin America are least skilled, least educated, least able to assimilate. And then they have children.,.

ObeyLaws

Ms Nutsmaan - Fair enough. If it makes YOU feel better change that specific part of my statement to read "some legal, SOME not." Now, how do you respond to my entire statement??

Phillup Witgas

Every single time these hispanic SOBs raise their stupid flag on American soil they are showing their true colors. They DO NOT want to assimilate into America. They DO NOT want to become Americans. They want America. They want to take it over. And the democrappies are helping them achieve that goal. Wake up people. Your country is at risk like never before. We are most certainly losing our sovereignty. What the h**l do you think this is all about ??? Letting non-citizens vote ??? Are you freekin kidding me ??? We are going to lose this country you bunch of dipwads and I personally will not go down without a fight.

azrider

I guess there’s a picture of a guy with a red for ed shirt being hauled away. Didn’t think I would ever see that coming.

Mactact

Take away their time walking out on the classroom and time spent protesting. Recalculate their salary, OVER PAID AZ Teachers. They are overpaid and pathetic.

Di

We all saw how they acted coming over here, they think they are owed something, Well think again, You talk about condition you made them that way. now you want all the freebies an its not going to happen. Control your own country not ours. Don't like it go home.

Daddy

Deport ALL illegals, everyone of them.

Wearenotperfect

We are either going to be a country of opportunity and compassion or we're not, it's that simple! If we are not going to be then two simple solutions: 1) Change the laws. 2) Americans need to stop hiring illegals giving them a reason to come here. The first one will never happen because, as one individual named Marley once said, majority rules and the majority of Americans are caring and compassionate. The second has everything to do with greed and America, as we all know, puts greed above all else! It's that simple folks.

1stupidsailor

Opportunity and complete capitulation are two different things. There are a ton of legal immigrants that contribute and care about this country. You're worried about hiring practices, how about the liberal rhetoric? You invite them, say to abolish law enforcement for them, give them better healthcare and bennies than Americans, vets included, and you wonder why they would get the idea that they're welcome? We can have opportunity and compassion without destroying our way of life, putting our kids in danger, and rolling over to serve a failing third world culture. Why is this only an issue with our southern neighbors? Why not Asian or Indian groups rioting in the streets waving their flags? Give me $100, if you don't, it's because you're a vile, greedy person. I'm not willing to work or wait for it, so if you don't, I'll steal it. See how dumb such a "compassionate" agenda sounds?

Wearenotperfect

I gave you two solid reasons as to how America created this monster call "illegal immigration and all you come back with is a rant and rave about how much you hate liberals! We are all dumber for have to read your comment, I award you no points and my God have mercy on your soul!

Maria Grazia Benson

There is a difference between asylum and opportunity. Asylum has to be proven. One cannot claim that status by just yelling "Asylum!". Opportunity for a better life is not a primary priority to enter legally in the US. One has to legally apply in their country and wait their turn.

Wayne kenoff

White people are afraid of me

HappyDog

This one isn't. Neither are any of my friends. But you just keep on dreaming.

Wayne kenoff

Yet you won’t step foot in maryvale. White people are pu*****. Accept it

trsalemme

@Di [thumbup][thumbup][thumbup]

BlahBlah

Um ok. Yeah...Maryvale...

1stupidsailor

Probably because Maryvale is a dump and most worthwhile people need nothing there, because it has zilch to offer useful human beings. If I need meth or crack, I'm sure I can reverse my tune. I also like my rims and don't want to see them on an older lowered truck anytime soon.

trsalemme

Keep doing what your user name implies, stubby.

Wayne kenoff

Coming from a man using another man’s picture. You’re the definition of a cu**old

trsalemme

I don't want Wayne ker's like you knowing my identity. You might pay someone in food stamps to come rough me up. :(

Di

An your just all mouth. You got a brother named kenny?

ObeyLaws

They're afraid of me as well, Wayne.

nuusmaan

Well, you have a good sense of humor!

1stupidsailor

Probably more like disgusted. Learn the difference. Oh, and hispanic is white. It's not a race.

DaleLawrence

It's a real shame that the mostly Liberal Phoenix City Council, including the Mayor, has taken away authority from Phoenix Police. They are letting protests like this control and dictate what happens. Yes, people have a right to peacefully protest and be heard. But NOBODY has the right to do so by stopping traffic and a major transportation artery such as Central Ave or the light rail. Those individuals should have been arrested immediately to prevent that. But the Black and Hispanic leadership of the community actually encourage this behavior.

Wearenotperfect

Desperate times call for desperate measures, that's the American way! I wonder if MLK was arrested and prosecuted for walking down the streets of Selma with his riot crew, oh wait, they were and some even executed without due process through our legal court system! Just something to think about I guess.

GBender

Worse, he was shot dead.

1stupidsailor

So which are you saying? That illegals and criminals should be able to walk about freely wherever they want? Or that MLK deserved not to? Your equation is like comparing apples to snow tires and is nothing more than ridiculous virtue signaling and horribly false equivalencies.

Wearenotperfect

You don't get it, isn't that right 1dumbasarocksailor?

Libertyminded

It got your attention didn't it?

lancelot

This is beyond disgraceful. Peaceful protestors trying to protect human rights arrested??? I guess the constitution means nothing!!!

trsalemme

Cant wait to start seeing the busloads of criminals on their way back. Adios!!!

Libertyminded

When are you leaving?

PhxHeat

They are protesting TEN YEARS TOO LATE and the WRONG President!

Robs

Ship them back to mexico and adrica[scared]

Libertyminded

Learn to spell.

ArizonaG30

I.C.E. should have buses there and herd them in and take them back to the border If they don't like the conditions get the lleh out. Trump has to STOP ALL FREEBIES NOW

redboyds

This is more exciting than the build up to super bowl Sunday. One more day, they should have camera's and make it a show like live PD. LIVE ICE . AWESOME!!!!

trsalemme

agreed

Idaval

Hundreds of people gathered, not dozens. Send them home? What makes you superior to another human being on this planet? They are seeking asylum, and receiving torture. What if it was your family, what if it was you?

ssgma

That Is what most were Protesting the Conditions in which these Human Beings are being held and treated! If or should i say When, since it seems to be in Our near future, that our children, families won't be safe, can't go outside wouldn't we do whatever we could to go somewhere safer for them to Make a better life, have a life period? YES we would! We would want the same for our families as they want for their own. I am glad it was overall Peaceful, But No One can Block the road and i for one would not be standing in the way of a Light Rail/train! Please lets be Smart about our Protest!

Honk Honkler

They're free to leave the country any time they want

MyOwnMind

human being is not a proper noun. No one is not a proper noun. Smart and protest are not proper nouns. Peaceful, but no one, block are not proper nouns. I'm so sorry you're the product of an education that suffers as a result of the invasion of illegal aliens.

trsalemme

Of course conditions are bad. A facility designed to hold a thousand or so, now is packed with 3 thousand, thanx to you willy nillies

JF Conlon

And you're here legally from the Land of Upper Case?

Honk Honkler

They're not "seeking asylum." They are Invaders and you have no right to surrender America on behalf of everybody else

redboyds

Idaval; It's not about superiority, if that were the case, it would be open season and they would be getting picked off as they cross and scores would be kept. They are seeking (quote unquote).. Torture? More like I.C.E and Border Patrol are the one's being tortured.THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PUT UP WITH THIS B.S GUISE..As for it being my family? Can't live in hypotheticals, I tried, What if you ACTUALLY KNEW THE TRUTH!

PhxHeat

You didn't PROTEST OBAMA'S Cages and you all use OBAMA'S Cage photos.

MyOwnMind

Those are fighting words dude. The truth has no place in reality.

Mactact

The sad thing is that these losers ignore the conditions of AMERICANS in Mexican prisons. Those conditions are deplorable.

MikeJ

I'd immigrate the proper way, follow rules, and not break the local laws, suck up a bunch of welfare, or make a persistent nuisance of myself.

nuusmaan

Yes, if you feared for your life or those of your children- that is what you'd do. You'd take your chances and risk your family while waiting for a foreign government to invite you in due time. Yes, of course you would- because you've never faced one of the three most violent countries in the hemisphere.

Libertyminded

Good! So, where are you going?

MyOwnMind

When England terrorized us, we stood up and kicked them out of our country. When the Democrats attacked us for freeing their slaves. we stood up and squashed them. These illegal aliens don't have a patriotic bone in their body - for their country or ours. Give them a gun and send them home so they can get their country back.

Libertyminded

Advocating violence.

cyclePete

Most of them traversed two countries before getting to the US border. Why didn't they claim asylum in those countries? Spoiler Alert: Because it's not about asylum.

trsalemme

EXACTLY

BlahBlah

Bingo.

nuusmaan

Tell us about the asylum laws of Guatemala and Mexico, please.

Bruce in AZ

Leftist propaganda. Ice and border patrol are doing their job. The problem is the house democrats are not doing theirs.

BlahBlah

Firstly, they were safe and offered residency in Mexico, but they refused. Secondly, the US now had one of the highest immigration rates ever and we can no longer tolerate colonization by the third world.

Di

It's not an they don't belong here, we to can arrange a bus trip for you.

1stupidsailor

The same rights I have to deny someone entry into my home. Are you saying you will let anyone under the sun roll through your studio apartment uninhibited? If the answer is anything less than a resounding yes, you're are the epitome of hypocrite.

bobnarizona

Yes, please free the kids now and put them right on an airplane heading back to their homeland. Let's not waste another tax dollar on these illegal migrants. No more free food, housing, medical or any government assistance. And as for the protesters, arrest them all for blocking traffic, disturbing the peace.

Libertyminded

And of the First Amendment?

gouchr

Time to get MA'DUCE out..

trsalemme

Could you imagine? Set up 3 hummers on our side, create a choke point at the border that causes em to cross over at one spot, then wump wump wump wump

Libertyminded

So, the Trumper above is advocating murder in the name of race. Lynching immigrants in an immigrant nation. At best, this is very bad kharma on you.

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