2 Dem congressmen arrested outside Trump Tower

By Bob Unruh

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Two Democrats in Congress were arrested Tuesday while sitting on the street outside of Trump Tower in Manhattan.

Reps. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., and Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., were on the scene as part of yet another protest against President Trump.

The issue for this event apparently was the president’s plan to discontinue the special protections for illegal aliens provided under Barack Obama’s amnesty program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

According to a report in the Washington Examiner, the two were among a number of members of Congress there, and were arrested outside Trump Tower.

The Examiner report cited Twitter statements that the two were arrested.

Reps. Raul Grijalva and Luis Guittierrez have also been arrested.

— Erin Durkin (@erinmdurkin) September 19, 2017

The Examiner reported Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., also was at the protest.

And the report explained police also arrested New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

A spokeswoman in Gutierrez’ office confirmed the arrest. Those in Grijalva’s office didn’t respond to WND requests for comment.

Earlier Tuesday, Trump had addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations, warning other nations around the globe to stop Kim Jong Un’s march toward disaster, or the U.S. eventually would.

According to a report from Patch, the rally was by “immigrants rights activists” plus members of Congress.

They object to the president’s plan to end DACA in six months. The program, when it was created by Obama, was intended to be temporary, and Trump has decided that the time to end it is now.

Gutierrez issued a statement, saying, “We’re taking the necessary steps to make it clear to President Trump, the Republicans and the Democrats that we will continue this peaceful fight for DREAMers and immigrants as long as it takes to enact legislation and put DREAMers in a safe place. A few congressmen and elected-officials gathering Click to see the original article      


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