Philly Cinco de Mayo celebration canceled over immigration crackdown fears

TheHill: El Carnaval de Puebla, a major Cinco De Mayo celebration in Philadelphia, has been canceled following recent federal immigration crackdowns, organizers said.

Edgar Ramirez told a local NBC affiliate that as many as 15,000 people gather for the annual parade through South Philadelphia, marking the city’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Ramirez told NBC the decision was “sad but responsible” amid reports of more immigration enforcement arrests on the part of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Hundreds of undocumented immigrants have been detained or arrested since President Trump took office. Trump campaigned on a pledge to strengthen enforcement of immigration laws.

ICE announced this week alone that 248 people in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia were in federal custody awaiting deportation following two weeks of immigration raids.  more

17 Comments on Philly Cinco de Mayo celebration canceled over immigration crackdown fears

  1. No mexicans coming out of crack houses to wave their flag while trampling the Stars and Stripes in public streets that my tax dollars paid for to celebrate how fucking scared they were of the French?

    OH NO!

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