“He has a 1 year old baby girl and a 3 year old baby boy who are now gonna be left without a father and live without knowing who their dad is. My name is Karen and I grew up here. I saw what this policy did to my community. I didn’t realize it wasn’t normal for people to disappear until I left for college.” A rally was held today in protest of the 287(g) program, which allows police officers to act as immigration officers. Collier County is one of 37 law enforcement agencies across the U.S. who participate in this program, and residents are fighting back against the recent detainment of Juan Daniel Gonzalez Lopez. He was stopped for a traffic violation and is now facing deportation.
Residents of Collier County gathered to protest the 287(g) program. The detainment of Jose Daniel Gonzalez Lopez after being stopped for a traffic violation has caused residents to fight against the sheriffs department for implementing this program.
Caudillo leads a chant, "Love, not hate, make America great!"