Krista McNallyAug 30, 2017, 6:19 pmAug 31, 2017, 6:47 am

Activists rally for immigrants in Nassau County

Marchers said they want an explanation as to why 30-year-old Dennis Guerra Guerra was deported

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Activists, community members and family members of Dennis Guerra Guerra gathered in front of the Nassau County Police Department and marched to County Executive Ed Mangano's office to deliver a letter to officials calling on county representatives to honor immigration warrants which have been signed by a judge and not inquire into a person's immigration status if they have committed a minor offense.

This comes following the deportation of Guerra Guerra last week. According to authorities, Guerra Guerra was driving an unregistered car from Illinois when he was stopped for a traffic infraction. He did not have a valid driver's license, and officers discovered that an "Outstanding Administrative Warrant of Removal from the United States" was in effect for Guerra Guerra.

Police also say that he had a razor blade and, upon further investigation, it was determined he was using a social security number from a California resident, crimes that violate federal law.

But activists say that they want the immigrant community to be able to work with the police and not fear being deported.

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