Philadelphia: 5 Arrested Blocking Highway Demanding End to Deportation

HeadlineJun 30, 2016

And protests continue in the wake of the divided Supreme Court ruling that blocked the Obama administration’s DAPA program, which would have shielded up to 5 million people from deportation. In Philadelphia, five people were arrested Tuesday for blocking the off-ramp to Interstate 676 by locking themselves together using PVC pipes. Among those arrested was 13-year-old Erick Perez-Hernandez, a U.S. citizen whose parents would have been eligible for DAPA. Ahead of the action, he said of the ruling, “It is unfair, wrong, and now I have to wonder if my sister and I have to worry about being ripped away from our parents.”

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Up arrowTop