About 50 activists rallied outside the Broadview Detention Center Tuesday afternoon and temporarily stopped a bus filled with undocumented immigrants set to be deported. For about an hour, 12 organizers with Undocumented Illinois formed a human chain by linking arms inside tubes made of PVC pipes in front of the bus and others joined arms around the vehicle’s two front tires. Among those on the bus, which was headed to O’Hare Airport, were two Chicago-area Mexican immigrants, Octavio Nava Cabrera, 40, and Brigido Acosta Luis, 33, who were considered a priority for deportation due to their past immigration histories.

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