- Associated Press - Friday, May 5, 2017

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Immigration advocates protested President Donald Trump’s proposed spending hike for border and immigration enforcement by blocking the U.S. Border Patrol headquarters’ driveways.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (https://bit.ly/2qAea0l ) about 150 advocates protested Thursday afternoon. The protests had begun at a Walgreens parking lot before a portion of the people moved to the border patrol headquarters.

Community organizer Johana Bencomo says she is against family separations that have been going on. She says the officers operate with little accountability and should have their funding cut.

The protests had been the second of its kind in recent months. In February, immigration advocates blocked parts of North Main Street for about 45 minutes.

Much of the activity of the Las Cruces Border Patrol Station goes toward running highway and interstate checkpoints.


Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, https://www.lcsun-news.com

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