Peaceful protest near Dakota County Jail draws attention to ICE raids

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It’s been almost a week since dozens of immigrants were detained as part of an ICE raid in O’Neill, Nebraska.

Monday night  a group of Siouxlanders is working to make sure those families are not forgotten.

About 50 men, women and children coming together for prayer and peaceful protest at the Dakota County Jail in Dakota City.

The group telling KCAU 9, that 10 of the 133 people detained during last weeks O’Neill raids are now housed at the jail.

Olga Guevara of South Sioux City nonprofit Unity in Action says the group is united in action and united in prayer.

“We are here to shed light on the issue of immigration family separation and families that are suffering as a consequence of policy that often doesn’t consider the human beings and leaves people shattered,” said Olga Guevara of Unity in Action.

Guevara says the event also sheds light on the 287-G program.  One of ICE’s top partnership initiatives allowing a state or local law enforcement entity to enter into a partnership with ICE.  It’s a program that Dakota County participates in. 

 

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