DREAMers Besiege ICE, Six Arrested for Acts of Civil Disobedience

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DREAMers block a bus filled with ICE detainees . . .

To alter a line from the great Gil Scott-Heron, the revolution will be UStreamed.

In a demonstration Wednesday at the Phoenix Field Office for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DREAMers, undocumented moms, and U.S. citizens laid siege to the facility, in one instance blocking a bus filled with ICE detainees.

Six protesters, all members of the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition and the national umbrella group United We DREAM, were taken into custody by Federal Protective Services, the security force that guards federal government properties.

They were cited for misdemeanors and released shortly thereafter.

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The demonstration and the civil disobedience that unfolded during it was documented by the DREAMers themselves via social media, particularly UWD's UStream account, where viewers were able to watch the action live as it unfolded.

(Those broadcasts are archived on UStream.tv, and are riveting.)

Wednesday afternoon, four DREAMers chained themselves to an entryway/exit. Authorities cut the chains and arrested them for obstructing an entrance to a federal building. About an hour later, according to ADAC's Facebook timeline, they were set free.

ADAC spokeswoman Jhannyn Rivera explained that the demonstration involved two DREAMers, one undocumented mom, and one citizen.


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jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Who here remembers Silvestre Herrera? There was a man who stood up for what he believed in and at great personal cost demonstrated his commitment to our nation. Instead of besieging ICE, why don't Dreamers besiege the Phoenix VA? Besiege the State Veterans Home. Volunteer in anyway they can to demonstrate their commitment to our nation. There is a huge surge of young veterans that need the VA. What better way to prove they are American than to help meet that need?

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

DAM ILLEGALS THNINK THEY HAVE MORE RIHTS THAN THE NATIVE FOLKS HERE.  IF YOU SEE ILLEGALS IN YOUR AREA CALL ICE FOLKS, HELP WITH THIS PROBLEM THEYRE EVERYWHERE.

Suzanne Dobbs
Suzanne Dobbs

I WANT CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO AND THE JAIL STAFF THAT PARTICIPATED IN MY ATTEMPTED MURDER! I am only one person and it is extremely difficult to get justice on my own. BUT I WON'T GIVE UP!

Suzanne Dobbs
Suzanne Dobbs

Ask your precious Joe Arpaio to share my jail cell video that will show me using my own period blood to wet my drying out mouth. I was nearly murdered in his jail, but then the truth of the inhumane treatment in his jails would come out. I suspect you wouldn't want any part of that, either. It takes 3 days to die without water. I was already dehydrated when I went in, and then was denied water for 2 days.

Suzanne Dobbs
Suzanne Dobbs

Try this, call Professional Standards Bureau aka Internal Affairs and ask to go in to make a report. See if they give you an address. They don't but it is at 111 W. Monroe, but they try and stop you from reporting cops. They also don't bother with viewing any evidence you have against cops. That would just be justice and they don't want any part of that.

Suzanne Dobbs
Suzanne Dobbs

Do you also thing I deserved Officer Stephen Jackson of the Phoenix PD, Cactus Precinct, Badge #9488 attempting to rape me?

Suzanne Dobbs
Suzanne Dobbs

Joe's entire family profits off of the inmates. I was innocent and charges were dismissed, but I spent two days in Joe's jail without food and water. I suppose you support that too, or will have some dumb remark about how I must have done something to deserve it.

Suzanne Dobbs
Suzanne Dobbs

Besides, if you knew anything you would know that the Sheriff likes arresting them so that the jail makes more money. It has nothing to do with immigration.

Suzanne Dobbs
Suzanne Dobbs

Don't forget this land used to be Mexico and that Mexicans have Indian blood and it was their land way before it was stolen.

Suzanne Dobbs
Suzanne Dobbs

Sorry he is already taken. He is married. If you support Sheriff Joe Arpaio, then you support racism and inhumane treatment in the jail system. Don't forget, innocent until proven guilty. So it isn't only the guilty suffering from his wrath.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

I applaud those standing up for themselves and "bucking" the system in order to provide exposure to their cause.  Our Immigration System is broken due to a lack of enforcement of the laws for decades.  These Dreamers have a solid platform to stand on as they are the product or consequence of Government ineptitude, and there are those among the Dreamers who have decided to no longer be ignored.

I welcome the change and the approach taken in order to secure that change.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

Because Dreamers are illegal aliens, what's their gripe?  There is no legitimate reason why they should get what they want.  There is absolutely no reason why they cannot go back to Mexico and get a green card and then come back.

If your mother stole a television from Walmart and gave it to you and you didn't know it was stolen until recently, should you be allowed to keep it or should you return it to the store?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

If a couple robs a bank, and their two year old is in a car seat in the back of the get away car, is the 2 year old also charged with bank robbery when the couple is caught?

Vince Rafferty
Vince Rafferty

I hate Obama and love Sheriff Joe. I'm not afraid to say GOD bless America or Merry Christmas!

Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

Mexicans aint native to this land either, dickhole.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@HILLFOLKREDNECK, DAMN TOOTHLESS HILLBILLY, ILLEGAL BASTARD, WHAT MAKES U THINK THAT U HAVE MORE RIGHTS THAN D NATIVES HERE. FOLKS, IF U SEE TOOTHLESS HILLBILLIES IN UR NEIGHBORHOOD CALL D HUMAN SOCIETY, SO THEY CAN RELOCATE THEM BACK 2 THE WILDERNESS, UP OVER D HILLS, ALTHOUGH IT'D B BETTER IF THEY R SENT 2 WHERE EVER HELLHOLE THEY CAME FROM. DAMN CESSPOOL, THEY JUST KEEP ON PROCREATING. OR CALL THE CLOWN SHURF, SO HE CAN KEEP THEM IN A LEASH.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@HILLFOLKREDNECK Wow! You are really smart. If only sonmeone would've called ICE while ICE was being blocked this wouldn't have happened.  I guess no one thought of that. 

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

These acts were a foolish misjudgement. I completely support the Dream Act. In it, there is a demonstration of commitment to our nation through military service THEN citizenship. What the public will remember from this civil disobedience is a demand for benefits without payment.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@robert_graham   I love your stolen television analogy. Now get the fuck out of this country.  

Just because you weren't born yet doesn't give you the right to keep that stolen television anymore then that mexican 2 year old.  

Go back to where your ancestors came from. You are on stolen land.  Just because you were born here doesn't give you any right to what was already stolen regardless of the genocide, rapes and murders your ancestors committed to steal it.  I'll help you pack. 


danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@robert_graham is WalMart where your mom shoplifts?  evidently your father was the one stealing condoms from the dollar store...................................you get what you pay for

FuckJoeArpaio
FuckJoeArpaio

@robert_graham  What, you don't get the right wing talking points? Don't you mean undocumented?  After all, it is not a criminal offense to be in this country without papers. It's a civil matter. 



valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@WhoKnows  

The more relevant question would be, does the 2 year old get to keep the money they stole?

However, I favor legal residency for those who have learned the language, gotten an education, stayed out of trouble and hold jobs that allow them to contribute more into the system than they take out.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@WhoKnows What does that have to do with anything?

Whatever
Whatever

@WhoKnows Your analogy has nothing to do with the situation.  

For Mr. Lemons to Bring up Gil Scott Heron in this conversation is disrespectful to the black community.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@Vince Rafferty You're a great American.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@Vince Rafferty, OMG, U might B 1 of those HARDENED CRIMINAL POSSE MEMBER, now I am really afraid.LMFAO

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Vince Rafferty Thanks for leting us know that you also like to eat crayons and ride in the short bus!

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@Marco Cruz...ah so ignorant U R Marco, U should EDUCATE URself B4 opening UR dick sucking hole, NATIVE AMERICANS, MEXICANS have been in this CONTINENT (land) long B4 it was invaded, making them NATIVES. There were no such thing as BORDERS. Do some research, U might learn a thing or two, although, with that powerful 2 cells brain that U own...well......it might B a litttle bit hard. TRY IT THOUGH.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Victor Hoelscher  i love that clip. that man right there is calling it right and shutting them the hell up. when his kid grows up, i hope he gets to see what awesome father he has..

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@FuckJoeArpaio

Just FYI, the fact that something is not a "criminal offense" does not mean that it's not illegal. 

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@valleynative. And what money precisely did they steal?

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFY,I hope U didn't drop UR pom poms bitch, with all that excitement U just showed, perhaps even UR panties came off. FUCKING CUNT.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@IdontRecall Hey screw you!  You do your research. What part about the word ILLEGAL don't you understand?

FuckJoeArpaio
FuckJoeArpaio

@valleynative@FuckJoeArpaio  Obviously.  I was pointing out to our rabid nativist, JoeArpaioFan (aka R Graham) that it is a civil offense to be in the US without proper authority.  That's different that a criminal offense.  

Arpaio conducts raids and grandstands solely for political purposes. Given that out esteemed Sheriff has such a dismally low felony clearance rate (15%), I would prefer his focus was not on dishwashers and landscapers

Grated the folks in Washington are incompetent, but it's under their purview to set and enforce immigration policy. 

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@IdontRecall  

Think.  Whatever benefit they gain by being here is the legacy of their parents' illegal act.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@robert_graham @IdontRecall  What part the word ILLEGAL don't you understand? Practice what you preach and pack your shit.  You have no rights over this land just because your ancestors stole it. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@robert_graham oh we understand it, we just dont understand your definition of it. if i knew of a place (or over 25) that employed illegals, should i report it? would it be un-American to keep that info to myself? would not reporting that crime be a crime? better question Robert, what part of illegal do you not grasp?

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@FuckJoeArpaio  

No, it really doesn't.  Your other points are much better.  Also note that bank robbery is a federal crime, but is routinely enforced by locals.

FuckJoeArpaio
FuckJoeArpaio

When enforcement is a federal matter and our local county Sheriff dedicates a disproportionate amount of the resources paid for by constituents to arrest dishwashers for political purposes, while felony clearance rates are dismally low at 15%, then it sure does matter.   History will view Arpaio as a modern-day Bull Connor. 

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@FuckJoeArpaio @robert_graham @IdontRecall

Speeding on the freeway isn't a criminal offense (usually).

Should the police ignore that, too?

The argument that it's "non-criminal" doesn't hold up at all.  There are better arguments.

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