[Jewish Journal] The Day(s) the Rabbis Got Arrested

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In June, a group of Jewish, Christian and Muslim clergy stood in lines and joined hands in an act of civil disobedience outside the Los Angeles downtown courthouse. Several were arrested. The purpose: to show moral outrage for immigration policies that detained children who entered the U.S. illegally. But does a rabbi getting arrested make an impact on the issue?

Civil disobedience has been a tool of nonviolent protest for centuries, practiced by figures such as Mohandas Gandhi, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. In the 1970s and ’80s, according to the Center for Jewish History, activists from the American Soviet Jewry movement frequently picketed Soviet consulates to raise public awareness, “often deliberately getting themselves arrested by the police to amplify their message.” And since the November 2016 U.S. election, protests on issues such as immigration, health care reform, gun reform and more have proliferated.

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[NTN 24] Vence plazo para que más de 2.500 niños se reúnan con sus padres en EE. UU.

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Este jueves vence el plazo que un juez federal dio para que se produzca la reunificación de 2.551 menores de edad con sus padres, que fueron separados por el Departamento de Inmigración de Estados Unidos.

Sin embargo, 900 padres no son elegibles, 463 padres han sido deportados y 127 padres firmaron la orden de deportación y aceptaron que sus hijos apliquen a un asilo político. De este modo, se estima que aproximadamente 1.187 niños se reunifiquen con sus padres.

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[Los Angeles Times] 'You don’t love me anymore?': A son is separated from his father at the border, then comes a wrenching call

LAT-Hermelindo.jpegGuatemalan asylum seeker Hermelindo Che Coc, 31, with Father Tom Carey, Rev David Farley, and Rev Matthias Peterson-Brandt, left to right, as they pray outside the Los Angeles Federal Building prior to an hearing. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

On the day the government rushed to reunite dozens of families separated at the border, one immigrant father showed up to a federal appointment downtown fearful that he would be deported without his 6-year-old son.

Hermelindo Che Coc came from Guatemala in late May to seek asylum with his son, Jefferson Che Pop, his attorneys said. His son was taken from him with little explanation, he said, and sent to a shelter in New York.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials asked Che Coc on Tuesday morning to appear before an officer as part of his removal process.

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[Univisión] Juez ordena al gobierno de Trump que tiene 30 días para reunificar a menores separados de sus padres

(Univisión's Primer Impacto sought reaction from CLUE regarding a federal judge's order on June 27, 2018 telling the Trump administration to reunite asylum seeking families within 30 days.)

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Según la orden de una corte federal los niños con menos de 5 años deben reunirse con sus padres en un plazo de 15 días, mientras que el resto de los menores lo haría en el transcurso de un mes.

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[KABC TV7] 25 arrested, including clergy, amid Jeff Sessions immigration protest in DTLA

(KABC TV7 coverage of CLUE's participation in a coalition on June 26, 2018 protesting the Trump administration's cruel treatment of immigrant families.)

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About two dozen people were arrested at an immigration-policy protest as Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke nearby at a Los Angeles hotel.

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Arrests were made as hundreds of protesters gathered in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday ahead of a planned visit by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Twenty-five people were taken into custody after the peaceful organized protest was declared an unlawful assembly by Los Angeles police. Clergy were seen among those being arrested.

Crowds holding signs were given a five-minute warning to disperse by LAPD before the arrests took place, according to authorities. The protesters were cited and released.

Demonstrators in white clergy robes linked arms across the street and chanted "reunite," others waving signs that bore slogans, among them, "Stop separating families."

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