CASA Fights Back To Keep Families Together 16
Washington DC, June 1, 2017. Around two hundred and fifty immigration rights activists from CASA and other human rights groups gathered in Lafayette Square in front of the White House for a rally, march and sitdown protest in response to rising repression by the Trump Administration. Over the past twelve days Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) has targeted and detained four prominent CASA members and threatened them with deportation and cruel family separations. The ICE actions are viewed by CASA and their allies as a systematic attack on the organization. Today's protest concluded with a peaceful civil disobedience sitdown on the sidewalk in front of the White House by twenty activists who were arrested and released after ritualistic prearranged processing by the U.S. Park Police.