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87 Muslim Leaders & Immigration Activists Arrested in D.C. Protesting End of DACA

HeadlineMar 06, 2018

On Capitol Hill, 87 people were arrested on Monday protesting the expiration of DACA, the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which gives hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants legal permission to live and work in the United States. Among those arrested was a group of imams and Muslim leaders from around the country, including activist Linda Sarsour. Imam Zaid Shakir, who presided over Muhammad Ali’s funeral, took part in the protest but was not arrested. President Trump tried to cancel the DACA program last year, although he has repeatedly been blocked from doing so by the courts. The DACA program would have expired on Monday, but it remains in effect amid the pending legal battle.

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