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Thousands gather for L.A. immigration protest

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    Thousands take part in the ”Free the People Immigration March,” to protest actions taken by President Donald Trump and his administration, in Los Angeles today.

LOS ANGELES >> Several thousand people have rallied in downtown Los Angeles to protest President Trump’s immigration policies and recent enforcement raids.

Activists marched through downtown streets and clustered near City Hall today.

Many carried signs, including some declaring “No Wall!”

One said: “Send Trump back to Bavaria,” a reference to his family roots.

Police say the event was peaceful and there were no arrests.

March organizer David Abud tells the Los Angeles Times that activists want local officials to make greater efforts to help immigrants and refuse to invest resources in immigration enforcement.

Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Velasquez, who was selling hot dogs to demonstrators, told the Times her parents illegally entered the country 18 years ago and she worries they may be deported — leaving her and her younger sister behind.

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  • “Seventeen-year-old Vanessa Velasquez, who was selling hot dogs to demonstrators, told the Times her parents illegally entered the country 18 years ago and she worries they may be deported — leaving her and her younger sister behind.”

    Anchor baby aka illegitimate US Citizen is free to move to Mexico with her parents. No one is forcing you to stay here against your will. Trump is not your president anyway. Go home to where you are welcome by your people and reapply for legal entry if you prefer to live here.

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