Three arrested for blocking driveway at Portland ICE facility

Those arrested were charged with obstruction.

Posted: Aug 7, 2018 1:56 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Federal officers arrested three people at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in southwest Portland.

The arrests came as a group of clergy and others marched to building Tuesday morning and blocked a driveway.

The group sought a meeting with the regional ICE director and the release of more than 100 asylum seekers who are being held at a federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon.

ICE officials told KGW-TV that those arrested were charged with obstruction. KOIN-TV identified two of them as Rev. Michael Ellick and Rabbi Debra Kolodny.

The arrests come two weeks after a 38-day, round-the-clock protest came to an end outside the facility.

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