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D.C. Rallies to Resist ICE Raids

Lauryn Gutierrez

More than 800 people on Saturday came out in Washington, D.C., to an emergency #NoBanNoWallNoRaids rally outside the White House in response to reports of mass arrests of undocumented people by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The rally featured a bilingual demonstration showing what undocumented people in the United States face when stopped by ICE and concluded with a march around the White House grounds.

On Wednesday, February 15, another emergency rally was held at the doors of ICE headquarters in support of undocumented mother Jeanette Vizguerra, who sought sanctuary in a Denver, Colorado, church; and Daniel Ramirez Medina, a father and deferred action recipient detained in Seattle, Washington. Immigrant women and allies from We Belong Together, the American Friends Service Committee, DREAMers Mothers in Action, the New Sanctuary Movement, and United We Dream planned to deliver a letter to the agency demanding a stay of removal.

Rewire was on the ground in D.C. to document the emergency responses from undocumented communities and advocates.