More than 200 demonstrators gathered at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix before marching toward the Fourth Avenue Jail on Thursday, the fifth anniversary of when Gov. Jan Brewer signed Senate Bill 1070 into law, in protest of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers screening suspects for residency status when they’re booked into jail.
“One of the things we’re asking is for ICE to be out of the Fourth Avenue Jail,” said Natally Cruz, a family assistant coordinator with the Puente Movement. “Basically what we’re just saying is immigration has to be out of the Fourth Avenue Jail, if people have not been convicted they should not be transferred to immigration.”
But protesters never made it that far, as they ran into another group demonstrating outside the U.S. district courthouse, where Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s civil contempt hearing has been staged this week at Fourth Avenue and Washington Street.
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