Immigration activists protest in Center City

The Rev. Adan Mairena, pastor at West Kensington Ministry, is arrested by Philadelphia police on Tuesday after he and three other immigration protesters blocked traffic for over an hour over the Supreme Court ruling on immigration.

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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