Apparently, Cinco de Mayo can’t be celebrated because too many of the participants think they might be deported.
I don’t know anything about how Cinco de Mayo in Philadelphia might differ from other American cities. But it is telling that the city’s planned celebration has been cancelled out of fear of ICE.
According to The Hill:
El Carnaval de Puebla, a major Cinco De Mayo celebration in Philadelphia, has been canceled following recent federal immigration crackdowns, organizers said.
Edgar Ramirez told a local NBC affiliate that as many as 15,000 people gather for the annual parade through South Philadelphia, marking the city’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Ramirez told NBC the decision was “sad but responsible” amid reports of more immigration enforcement arrests on the part of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Hundreds of undocumented immigrants have been detained or arrested since President Trump took office. Trump…