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Activists Protest SCOTUS Decision, Block Immigration Office in Phoenix

Four people were arrested for blocking the road

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    Activists block a major downtown road to protest a Supreme Court decision on immigration Thursday June 23, 2016, in Phoenix. Phoenix police arrested four protesters who were on or below ladders and refused to leave once officers started to move people off the road.

    Dozens of immigrants and supporters protested in the streets of Phoenix Thursday against the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to block the president’s immigration plan, NBC News reported. 

    The demonstration lasted more than an hour, with more than 60 people blocking the street outside U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Phoenix office. 

    Police moved in around noon, arresting four people who refused to obey orders to move out of the road. 

    The court’s decision let stand a lower-court ruling that blocks two immigration programs that Obama announced last year to keep undocumented immigrants from deportation and allow them to legally work in the U.S. 

    The decision is seen as a victory in 26 states, including Arizona, that filed a lawsuit challenging Obama’s immigration programs.