Immigration activists protest in Center City

An activist minister, an undocumented mother of American citizens, a teenager born in Philadelphia to a woman living here illegally, and a member of the immigrant support group Juntos were arrested Tuesday during a protest in Center City.

More than 100 families protested at the Philadelphia Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, asking for an immediate moratorium on deportations.

A Supreme Court decision is allowing 26 Republican governors to block the Obama Administration’s deferred deportation program.

The protesters linked themselves together and temporarily blocked the I-676 off ramp to Broad Street, causing a major traffic jam.

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