Protest Held Against ICE In Nashville

Posted at 10:28 PM, Dec 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-10 23:28:55-05

Nashvillians hit the streets to speak out about immigration roundups by ICE agents.

The group marched with signs on Sunday from Public Square Park to Sheriff Daron Hall's office.

They delivered 45 letters from immigrants and a petition demanding the sheriff end ties with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE.

They said more than 400 immigrants have been arrested this year in Nashville, and according to them, many have been unfairly targeted.

“If we don't put a stop to this then tomorrow that family member could be gone, that loved one, co-worker, teacher, student could be gone,” said Cathy Carrillo, Nashville Community Defense organizer.

The group has planned to continue holding protests monthly until they get a clear response on the issue from Sheriff Hall.