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Immigration protesters interrupt Jeh Johnson hearing

 
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson's testimony on Capitol Hill was interrupted Thursday by a series of demonstrators protesting the deportation of illegal immigrants. 
 
The protesters stood up during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing after Johnson said the Department of Homeland Security would abide the Supreme Court's split decision that effectively nullified President Obama's executive actions shielding millions from deportation.
 
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"We intend to abide by that injunction," Johnson said.
 
A woman wearing a red shirt stood up with a sign, repeatedly saying "not one more deportation." Two more protesters stood up individually before all were escorted from the room by security officers. 
 
"Jeh Johnson, you have blood on your hands," one protester said. "End all deportations."
 
A man wearing a black T-shirt also stood up and made a similar statement.
 
 
On cue, another woman in a red shirt stood up to protest the deportations.
 
“If anyone else wants to exercise their right of free speech, do so now, please," Grassley said.
 
The hearing continued, with Johnson providing an update on the administration's work, including working to deport those in the U.S. illegally. 

The immigration activist group United We Dream announced later Thursday that five protesters from its group and the local affiliate Dreamers of Virginia had been arrested.

"We’re sick and tired of seeing our family and friends deported to their deaths and we’re sick and tired of living in fear," Amber Pinto, a fellow with the group, said later.

"Now that the Supreme Court has failed to protect 5 million people from deportation, we will fight back more than ever because we’re here to stay," Juan de la Rosa, a leader of the group's local affiliate, said in a statement.

Both Pinto and de la Rosa were among the five arrested, according to the group.

 
Diana McElfresh contributed to this report.
Updated at 4:12 p.m.