PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — Anti-ICE demonstrators protested outside Mayor Jim Kenney’s office at City Hall on Wednesday afternoon.READ MORE: Triple Shooting At Penn's Landing Leaves 3 Teenagers Injured: Philadelphia Police
Activists are calling for the abolishment of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
Police said there were about 10 protesters inside City Hall. No arrests were made.
Protesters say after about an hour inside the office, the mayor said he would meet with them on Friday afternoon.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Heat Advisory In Effect Until Sunday Evening As Temperatures Hit Record Highs
Demonstrators have been protesting outside Philadelphia’s ICE headquarters in Center City this month, demanding an end to undocumented families being separated at the border.
As many as 2,551 children age 5 and up were separated from their families and 1,187 children have been reunified with parents, guardians or sponsors, the government has said. But the exact number still separated is unclear.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told members of Congress that the government is “on track” to meet Thursday’s court-ordered deadline of reuniting hundreds of migrant children with their families, lawmakers who met privately with her said.
Earlier this month, more than two dozen protesters were arrested for failing to disperse and other infractions outside of ICE’s Center City offices.MORE NEWS: Betts Falls Triple Shy Of Cycle, Leads Dodgers Past Phillies
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