15 People Arrested In Texas During Immigration Protest


On Wednesday afternoon, Texas officers arrested 15 people who were involved in a protest that blocked traffic near the state Capitol.  See the video below. 

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The group of nearly 40 protesters marched to the Texas Capitol with a few words to say to Attorney General Ken Paxton.  While at the capitol, the group organized by the national immigrant rights group called Cosecha, took their seats in the middle of an intersection near the Capitol in Austin, Texas.

The protestors cried out to AG Paxton, who in June wrote a letter threatening to sue the federal government if they do not rescind the DACA Program. The DACA – also known as the Deferred Action Against Childhood Arrivals program, was established in 2012 to give immigrants who came to the country illegally at a young age, a 2-year relief from deportation as well as a work permit. 

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Chanting and holding up their signs, the outraged group blocked traffic for about 15 minutes, according to Dallas News. After asking the group to move several times, Texas state troopers arrested 15 individuals and charged them with obstruction of a highway or passageway.