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Illegal immigrants chain themselves to White House fence

Stephen Dinan
The Washington Times [1]
September 18, 2013

Seven illegal immigrants chained themselves to the White House [2] fence Wednesday to demand President Obama halt all deportations, saying he has a moral obligation to keep families together.

“Stop deportations — not one more,” onlookers chanted as police moved in to remove the activists, who aired a live web videocast of their arrest.

A day earlier, Mr. Obama had rejected their calls, telling Telemundo, a Spanish-language network, that halting more deportations is “not an option.”

Immigrant-rights activists said 1,200 immigrants are deported every day. The seven who chained themselves to the White House [2] fence along Pennsylvania Avenue include three from Arizona, two from Atlanta, one from New Orleans and one from New York.

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