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Texas immigration activists arrested protesting Secure Communities

Travis County, Texas, sheriff’s deputies on Monday saw firsthand what immigration-reform activists hope will be a series of civil disobedience protests across that state. As part of a publicity campaign, a group of six activists blocked the exit gate at the Travis County Jail; they were arrested and will likely be charged with criminal trespass. The protesters hope the actions will prompt county officials to reconsider a controversial finger-printing initiative opponents say deports non-violent undocumented immigrants. ... Read more»

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Cristina Parker: Is it not a crime to enter this country illegally…....Say it, that you just want an open border with no consequences for those that break the law…... Grow up, respect the laws of the U.S. and encourage those that want to come to this country to do it legally, or just stay in their country of origin.

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Activist Cristina Parker was arrested during a protest against the Secure Communities program Monday.

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