Activists protest against Trump's immigration policies

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Immigration activists, clergy members and others participate in protests against President Trump’s immigration policies as the Trump administration continues to focus its attention on deportations and building a wall along the border of Mexico and the U.S.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrest numbers are up. From late January through August 2017, arrests by ICE were up more than 43 percent over the same period in 2016. (Getty Images)

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<p>Hundreds of immigration activists, clergy members and others participate in a protest against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies in front of the Federal Building on Jan. 11, 2018, in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

Hundreds of immigration activists, clergy members and others participate in a protest against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies in front of the Federal Building on Jan. 11, 2018, in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

<p>Hundreds of immigration activists, clergy members and others participate in a protest against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies in front of the Federal Building on Jan. 11, 2018, in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

Hundreds of immigration activists, clergy members and others participate in a protest against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies in front of the Federal Building on Jan. 11, 2018, in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

<p>Activists hold a vigil against deportation outside the Jacob Javits Federal Building in Manhattan in New York City, Jan. 11, 2018. (Photo: Brendan McDermid/Reuters) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

Activists hold a vigil against deportation outside the Jacob Javits Federal Building in Manhattan in New York City, Jan. 11, 2018. (Photo: Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

<p>Deportation protesters arrested as they supported the director of Judson Church’s New Sanctuary Coalition shout slogans as they wait for police to load them into squad cars and other police vehicles for transfer to booking, Jan. 11, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Kathy Willens/AP) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

Deportation protesters arrested as they supported the director of Judson Church’s New Sanctuary Coalition shout slogans as they wait for police to load them into squad cars and other police vehicles for transfer to booking, Jan. 11, 2018, in New York. (Photo: Kathy Willens/AP)

<p>Protestors clash with police as they attempt to block an ambulance believed to be carrying immigration rights activist Ravi Ragbir, the executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition, during a demonstration against deportation outside the Jacob Javits Federal Building in Manhattan in New York City, Jan. 11, 2018. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

Protestors clash with police as they attempt to block an ambulance believed to be carrying immigration rights activist Ravi Ragbir, the executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition, during a demonstration against deportation outside the Jacob Javits Federal Building in Manhattan in New York City, Jan. 11, 2018. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

<p>New York City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez is detained by police during a demonstration by activists against deportation outside the Jacob Javits Federal Building in Manhattan in New York City, Jan. 11, 2018. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

New York City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez is detained by police during a demonstration by activists against deportation outside the Jacob Javits Federal Building in Manhattan in New York City, Jan. 11, 2018. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

<p>New York City Council member Jumaane D. Williams, right, and City Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez (on ground) clash with police during a demonstration by activists against deportation outside the Jacob Javits Federal Building in Manhattan in New York City, Jan. 11, 2018. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

New York City Council member Jumaane D. Williams, right, and City Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez (on ground) clash with police during a demonstration by activists against deportation outside the Jacob Javits Federal Building in Manhattan in New York City, Jan. 11, 2018. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

<p>New York City Council member Jumaane D. Williams is detained by police during a demonstration by activists against deportation outside the Jacob Javits Federal Building in Manhattan in New York City, Jan. 11, 2018. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

New York City Council member Jumaane D. Williams is detained by police during a demonstration by activists against deportation outside the Jacob Javits Federal Building in Manhattan in New York City, Jan. 11, 2018. (Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

<p>Protesters shout slogans and sing to support anti-deportation protesters arrested near City Hall, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in New York. The protesters said they were supporting the director of Judson Church’s New Sanctuary Coalition, who was taken in an ambulance after reporting to the Immigration and Enforcement office in lower Manhattan. (Photo: Kathy Willens/AP) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

Protesters shout slogans and sing to support anti-deportation protesters arrested near City Hall, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in New York. The protesters said they were supporting the director of Judson Church’s New Sanctuary Coalition, who was taken in an ambulance after reporting to the Immigration and Enforcement office in lower Manhattan. (Photo: Kathy Willens/AP)

<p>Hundreds of immigration activists, clergy members and others participate in a protest against President Trump’s immigration policies in front of the Federal Building on Jan. 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

Hundreds of immigration activists, clergy members and others participate in a protest against President Trump’s immigration policies in front of the Federal Building on Jan. 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

<p>Hundreds of immigration activists, clergy members and others participate in a protest against President Trump’s immigration policies in front of the Federal Building on Jan. 11, 2018, in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

Hundreds of immigration activists, clergy members and others participate in a protest against President Trump’s immigration policies in front of the Federal Building on Jan. 11, 2018, in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

<p>Hundreds of immigration activists, clergy members and others participate in a protest against President Trump’s immigration policies in front of the Federal Building on Jan. 11, 2018, in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

Hundreds of immigration activists, clergy members and others participate in a protest against President Trump’s immigration policies in front of the Federal Building on Jan. 11, 2018, in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

<p>Hundreds of immigration activists, clergy members and others participate in a protest against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies in front of the Federal Building on Jan. 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

Hundreds of immigration activists, clergy members and others participate in a protest against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies in front of the Federal Building on Jan. 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

<p>Hundreds of immigration activists, clergy members and others participate in a protest against President Trump’s immigration policies in front of the Federal Building on Jan. 11, 2018, in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

Hundreds of immigration activists, clergy members and others participate in a protest against President Trump’s immigration policies in front of the Federal Building on Jan. 11, 2018, in New York City. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

<p>Activists hold a vigil against deportation outside the Jacob Javits Federal Building in Manhattan in New York City, Jan. 11, 2018. (Photo: Brendan McDermid/Reuters) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

Activists hold a vigil against deportation outside the Jacob Javits Federal Building in Manhattan in New York City, Jan. 11, 2018. (Photo: Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

<p>Activists rally for the passage of a “clean” Dream Act, one without additional security or enforcement measures, outside the New York office of Sen. Chuck Schumer, Jan. 10, 2018, in New York City. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

Activists rally for the passage of a “clean” Dream Act, one without additional security or enforcement measures, outside the New York office of Sen. Chuck Schumer, Jan. 10, 2018, in New York City. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

<p>Activists demonstrate outside the New York office of Sen. Chuck Schumer to ask for the passage of a ‘clean’ Dream Act, one without additional enforcement or security, in New York City, Jan. 10, 2018. (Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

Activists demonstrate outside the New York office of Sen. Chuck Schumer to ask for the passage of a ‘clean’ Dream Act, one without additional enforcement or security, in New York City, Jan. 10, 2018. (Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

<p>Activists rally for the passage of a “clean” Dream Act, one without additional security or enforcement measures, outside the New York office of Sen. Chuck Schumer, Jan.10, 2018, in New York City. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

Activists rally for the passage of a “clean” Dream Act, one without additional security or enforcement measures, outside the New York office of Sen. Chuck Schumer, Jan.10, 2018, in New York City. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

<p>“Dreamers,” people brought to the U.S. illegally as children, and other supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, listen as lawmakers speak at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 10, 2018. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

“Dreamers,” people brought to the U.S. illegally as children, and other supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, listen as lawmakers speak at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 10, 2018. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

<p>House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, center, joined by Rep. Brenda Lawrence, second from left, and Hispanic Caucus Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives his support to “dreamers,” people brought to the U.S. illegally as children, and supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, at the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 10, 2018. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, center, joined by Rep. Brenda Lawrence, second from left, and Hispanic Caucus Chair Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives his support to “dreamers,” people brought to the U.S. illegally as children, and supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, at the Capitol in Washington, Jan. 10, 2018. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

<p>Activists stand outside the office of Sen. Bill Nelson as they ask for his support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals who are people who were brought to this country illegally as children — also known as Dreamers — on Jan. 10, 2018 in Coral Gables, Fla. Sen. Nelson voted in December for a temporary budget that didn’t include a solution for Dreamers. The activists want him to vote against any spending bill that does not include a clean Dream Act. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

Activists stand outside the office of Sen. Bill Nelson as they ask for his support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals who are people who were brought to this country illegally as children — also known as Dreamers — on Jan. 10, 2018 in Coral Gables, Fla. Sen. Nelson voted in December for a temporary budget that didn’t include a solution for Dreamers. The activists want him to vote against any spending bill that does not include a clean Dream Act. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

<p>Activists Silvia Munoz, Santiago Beck and Jeanne Conlin, left to right, outside the office of Sen. Bill Nelson as they ask for his support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals who are people who were brought to this country illegally as children — also known as Dreamers — on Jan. 10, 2018, in Coral Gables, Fla. Sen. Nelson voted in December for a temporary budget that didn’t include a solution for Dreamers; the activists want him to vote against any spending bill that does not include a “clean” Dream Act. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

Activists Silvia Munoz, Santiago Beck and Jeanne Conlin, left to right, outside the office of Sen. Bill Nelson as they ask for his support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals who are people who were brought to this country illegally as children — also known as Dreamers — on Jan. 10, 2018, in Coral Gables, Fla. Sen. Nelson voted in December for a temporary budget that didn’t include a solution for Dreamers; the activists want him to vote against any spending bill that does not include a “clean” Dream Act. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

<p>Cristina Jiminez, left, and Ady Barkan, in wheelchair, lead a small delegation to the office of California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, urging the Democrats to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in Los Angeles, Jan. 3, 2018. (Photo: Reed Saxon/AP) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

Cristina Jiminez, left, and Ady Barkan, in wheelchair, lead a small delegation to the office of California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, urging the Democrats to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in Los Angeles, Jan. 3, 2018. (Photo: Reed Saxon/AP)

<p>Demonstrators urging the Democratic Party to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA) rally outside the office of California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein in Los Angeles, Jan. 3, 2018. (Photo: Reed Saxon/AP) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

Demonstrators urging the Democratic Party to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA) rally outside the office of California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein in Los Angeles, Jan. 3, 2018. (Photo: Reed Saxon/AP)

<p>Actor Bradley Whitford speaks to demonstrators, urging the Democrats to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, during a rally outside the office of California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein in Los Angeles, Jan. 3, 2018. (Photo: Reed Saxon/AP) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

Actor Bradley Whitford speaks to demonstrators, urging the Democrats to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, during a rally outside the office of California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein in Los Angeles, Jan. 3, 2018. (Photo: Reed Saxon/AP)

<p>A supporter of President Donald Trump challenges police officers and a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program during a rally outside the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., in Los Angeles on Jan. 3, 2018. (Photo: Reed Saxon/AP) </p>
Activists protest against Trump’s immigration policies

A supporter of President Donald Trump challenges police officers and a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program during a rally outside the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., in Los Angeles on Jan. 3, 2018. (Photo: Reed Saxon/AP)

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