Hillary Clinton was interrupted by an immigration protester while presenting an award to chef Jose Andres at the annual Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute gala in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.
Holding up a sign that read “Hillary for immigrants in prisons,” Juan Carlos Ramos of the advocacy organization United We Dream Action stood near the stage, yelling at Clinton as she spoke over him. Ramos was protesting Clinton accepting donations from corporations that run private prisons.
Ramos told BuzzFeed News he was chanting “Hillary we’re watching. My deportation will be your funding.”
“Our message to Hillary Clinton is simple: Immigrant youth do not trust you,” Ramos, who was swiftly removed from the event, said in an earlier statement. “It is time to drop the prison money and stand with our community — you can’t have it both ways.”