Cinco De Mayo Parade Organizers Cancel Celebration Over Fears Of ICE Crackdown

March 20, 2017 | Courtesy of huffingtonpost.com

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The organizers of a Cinco de Mayo celebration in Philadelphia have canceled the annual event over fears of an immigration crackdown.

This would have been the 10th year for El Carnaval de Puebla, a parade that has drawn as many as 15,000 people in the past, organizer Edgar Ramirez told Philadelphia’s NBC10.

Ramirez described the cancellation as “sad but responsible” in light of a wave of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detainments and arrests.

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