- Posted September 17, 2013 by
Watertown, New York
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100 "Fair Immigration Reform" Women Arrested In DC? Arrest the House GOP!
"U.S. Capitol Police arrested more than 100 people Thursday after a group of female demonstrators participating in an immigration reform rally locked arms and blocked an intersection in downtown Washington, D.C."
Our U.S. Senate has already passed comprehensive immigration reform. Our country awaits the U.S. House vote.
The 'do- nothing and obstruct everything ' U.S. House GOP won't take a vote on this important issue. These worthless Republican House Representatives took the 41st vote on de-funding Obamacare which will help millions of Americans, and is the law by-the-way, but couldn't find time to vote on something important for our country like immigration reform.
Maybe the Capitol Police should have gone into the House behind these protestors and started rounding up the lawbreakers there.
"The women, wearing red T-shirts demanding "Fair Immigration Reform," called for members of the House of Representative to pass comprehensive and inclusive immigration reform that treats women and children fairly. They then joined hands and sat in a circle on a major street through the Capitol complex.
"We have over 100 women including 20 undocumented women from 20 different states and they really showed tremendous courage by willing to be arrested today," immigration reform advocate Vivian Lavitan said.
Children wearing "Don't Deport My Mom" t-shirts then spent the afternoon passing out red, heart-shaped cookies to members of Congress. News4's Chris Gordon said the cookies were wrapped in plastic and tied with a tag emblazoned with the phrase "We Belong Together." Gordon said the word "Courage" was written on the cookies, as in have the "courage" to vote for comprehensive immigration reform."