From City Hall to Philadelphia's Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters, hundreds marched through town hoping to abolish ICE once and for all.

Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio

Hundreds march from City Hall to ICE headquarters to protest immigration policies

July 02, 2018 - 8:06 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — From City Hall to Philadelphia's Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters, hundreds marched through town Monday hoping to abolish ICE once and for all.

Brutally hot temperatures didn't slow down demonstrators as they marched through the city in support of undocumented immigrants. 

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A handful of organizations put this rally together, including Nancy Mitchell and the Party for Socialism and Liberation.

"We don't think anybody who crosses the border is doing anything but trying to take care of themselves and their family," she said. "They should not be punished, there should be no incarceration."

Protesters demanded an end to deportation, detention and family separation.

Jorge Navarrete with Philly Socialists said it's necessary for rallies like this to continue all throughout the country. 

"We have to do something about this and nip it in the bud," he said, "because the longer we wait and the longer we put up with it, the worse it's going to get and the scarier it's going to get for more and more people."