Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton slams Trump rally: 'The time has come again' to fight for democracy Trump blasts minority Democrats, rally crowd chants 'send her back' The Memo: Democrats debate Trump response – 'Being righteous and losing sucks' MORE's speech in New York on Tuesday night at a fundraiser benefitting victims of the 9/11 attacks was interrupted by immigration protestors.

According to multiple reports, a small group of protestors chanted "undocumented, unafraid" at the end of the speech, but Clinton did not respond to them. Some wore T-shirts reading "Will you deport my family?"


The protestors were escorted out by security. According to Business Insider, one of the protestors, Mateo Tabares, 19, told reporters they were there to ask Clinton why she would deport their families. Tabares said Clinton opposed action by President Obama to prevent some deportations.

After the speech, Clinton did not respond to multiple questions from a reporter for her reaction to the protestors, according to Business Insider.

In her remarks, Clinton called on Congress to extend the Zadroga Act, which aids people with health problems stemming from the 9/11 attacks. Its programs are set to expire in 2015 and 2016. 

Clinton spoke at the United Federation of Teachers headquarters, and praised unions' response to the attacks, saying, "Organized labor was my principal ally."

This event was the second time in less than a week that immigration activists have confronted Clinton. Some also were on the rope line at the event in Iowa where Clinton spoke on Sunday. Asked if she supported Obama's delay of executive action on immigration, Clinton replied that "I think we have to just keep working."

The protestors later praised Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally Cardi B posts message of support for Ilhan Omar #IStandWithIlhan trends after crowd at Trump rally chants 'send her back' MORE (I-Vt.), a potential long-shot presidential primary challenger to Clinton, for supporting executive action. 

Over the summer, responding to the surge of unaccompanied children at the border, Clinton first was open to changing a 2008 law in order to speed deportations, but then later said she opposed changing the law. 

At a CNN town hall, while also calling for humanitarian treatment of the children, Clinton said, "We have to send a clear message, just because your child gets across the border, that doesn't mean the child gets to stay."