More Than 100 Female Protesters Arrested
Rallying for immigration reform in Washington, D.C. on Thursday landed more than 100 women in handcuffs. U.S. Capitol Police arrested protesters, among whom were “20 undocumented women from 20 different states,” according to immigration reform advocate Vivian Lavitan. The protesters linked arms and blocked an intersection while calling for the House of Representatives to pass a Fair Immigration Reform bill for women and children. In addition to the protests, children donned “Don’t Deport My Mom” T-shirts and distributed heart-shaped cookies to Congressional representatives. The House has yet to pass an immigration measure like the one the Senate passed in June.