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The Miramar Police Department said none of the protesters filed for a permit to protest, adding it has been patient with the demonstrators.
Some of the 17 people arrested by law enforcement officials during a Wednesday protest outside the ICE facility in Miramar have begun to bail out of jail.
The Miramar Police Department said none of the protesters filed for a permit to protest, adding it has been patient with the demonstrators and that it has asked them not to block roadways numerous times.
Officers took the men and women into custody shortly before 6 p.m., hours after they began to lay down in the middle of an intersection near SW 145th Avenue and 29th Street.
Seven protesters bailed out as of Thursday morning, while 10 more remain in custody.
The protest near the ICE Field Office in Miramar was made up of nannies and mothers, according to the National Domestic Workers Alliance advocacy organization.
"Nannies and mothers from Women Working Together, the Miami Workers Center and the National Domestic Workers Alliance will rally in South Florida to denounce the inhumanity and harm being caused to children at the hands of ICE due to the Trump administration’s 'Zero Humanity' and family detention policies," the advocacy group said in a press release.
"The groups will join immigrant youth, families and advocates to demand that the ICE Field Office in Miramar be closed down and that ICE be abolished at the federal level."
President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy toward illegal immigration generated controversy as his administration faced sharp criticism over the separation of children and families.
The administration has since said it would work to reunite separated families.
“Our kids are being denied their basic rights to live and develop with their families. We demand that they are treated fairly, with respect, dignity and free of hate,” Women Working Together representative Yaquelin Lopez said.