ELIZABETH – Police arrested eight people this morning who were protesting federal government deportation policies in front of the Elizabeth Dentition Center on Evans Street, according to a Star-Ledger report.
Approximately 60 people attended the protest, according to the report. The eight who were arrested had allegedly tried to block the street by forming a human chain to prevent buses from leaving the facility, which is operated by the private prison management company Corrections Corporation of America.
Nationwide, more than 1,000 people are deported every day as politicians continue to debate over immigration reform, according to Gabriela Benitiez of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network.
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