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


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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