According to the story, the crowd urged the university administration to turn Berkeley into a sanctuary campus.
Jesus Gutierrez, a custodian at the university was arrested on April 29 on the charge of felony identification theft because he used someone else''s Social Security number to prove residency to work, the story stated.
American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees
(AFSCME) organizer Maricruz Manzanarez said: "They failed to notify the union that a federal agency wanted to investigate Gutierrez. Every time a federal agency wants to interrogate or interview an employee, they have to notify us either by phone or by letter. In this case, our member was arrested and nobody knew about it."
Protesters marched down the streets handing out flyers and urging supporters and sympathizers to show up and support Gutierrez at his May 21 hearing in Oakland, the story added.
According to the Pew Hispanic Center, 17 percent of all JanSan employees (an estimated 680,000 workers) are illegal immigrants.