Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Congressman Arrested During Immigration Protest

A prominent proponent of immigration reform in Congress was arrested recently in front of the White House during a sit-in that protested President Barack Obama's deportations of illegal immigrants, Fox News Latino reports.

Representative Luis Gutierrez, a Democrat from Illinois, was accompanied by hundreds of activists as they protested for two hours before the White House.

According to the news source, America has deported more than 1 million undocumented immigrants under the direction of Obama since he became president over two years ago. The protesters argue that these actions go against his campaign promise to reform the immigration system.

Gutierrez and the other protesters issued an ultimatum to the President, asking that he halt these deportations before August 15. If not, the group vowed to create a campaign to discourage Hispanics, a powerful voting force for Democrats, from voting for the President during his re-election.

The protest was a peaceful display as federal agents looked on, but arrests were made when Gutierrez and the other demonstrators refused to leave after two warnings from police.

WBBM in Chicago reports that Gutierrez was released from custody that afternoon after he paid a $100 fine.

Source: Congressman Arrested During Immigration Protest


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