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Group of immigration activists standing and holding a sign
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A small group of immigration activists blocked nearly 40 delivery vans from leaving and entering an Amazon distribution center near Grand Rapids Thursday.

The protesters want Amazon to end its business relationship with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement because the agency allegedly uses Amazon technology to surveil undocumented immigrants.

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Two years ago, we shared with you the story of a young immigrant in Grand Rapids.

Brandon Reyes is part of a generation of immigrants known as dreamers, who arrived in the United States as children.

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A well-known immigration activist in West Michigan says he’s trying to stay optimistic after being arrested this week to face possible deportation.

Brandon Reyes is currently in the Calhoun County Correction Facility, which has an agreement to hold immigration detainees. Reyes grew up in Grand Rapids and is part of the “Dreamer” generation of immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. He was enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was created to protect young immigrants from deportation.