Immigrant advocates are being arrested in front of the White House fence, after sitting down and defying orders from police.
About three dozen protesters and U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois joined in the civil disobedience Saturday. They held a sign saying, “Obama, Stop deporting our Families.” Some wore T-shirts that read “Arrest us, Not our Families.” Protesters are usually required to stay in motion when demonstrating in front of the White House.
Hundreds of protesters turned out for the rally at Lafayette Park, urging President Barack Obama to fulfill his campaign promises to achieve immigration reform.
Obama was to return to the White House around 2:40 p.m. after speaking at the University of Michigan. Two Marine helicopters flew overhead, but it wasn't clear if Obama was on board.
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FINALLY!!! A CONGRESSPERSON TAKES A STAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I worked for an elected official for 2years and HATED it because they were so superficial about they're views. I COMPLETELY RESPECT HIM FOR THIS!!!! WAY TO GO REP. LUIS GUTIERREZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WISH MORE CONGRESSMEMBERS WERE MORE FORTHCOMING!!
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