Occupy Ice: protest camps expand across US amid calls to shutter agency | US news | The Guardian

Occupy Ice: protest camps expand across US amid calls to shutter agency | US news | The Guardian

Occupy Ice protests have spread across the US, with new occupations and encampments growing outside federal immigration facilities in San Francisco and Philadelphia this week.

The demonstrations against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) are escalating as progressive activists and some Democrats are calling for the abolition of the federal agency carrying out the Trump administration’s xenophobic agenda and widely condemned deportation machine.

“We will be here as long as we can,” said Imri Rivas, a 25-year-old camped outside a San Francisco Ice building on Tuesday. “What’s important for me is the active disruption of Ice operations. I hope people do it everywhere.”

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