California Democrat Rep. Judy Chu, was among those arrested during a Dream Act rally in Washington D.C.
The Obama era act protects young immigrants so they may remain in the U.S. for work and education reasons.
Chu was one of over 180 arrested.
nbcnews.com reports: Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) was among those arrested Wednesday during a rally in Washington D.C. to urge Congress to vote on legislation that would protect the ability of young immigrants to work and study in the U.S. without fear of deportation.
Chu’s office confirmed the congresswoman’s arrest to NBC News late Wednesday afternoon, saying it happened at 2:30 p.m. ET. Chu was released an hour later, her office said.
A Capitol Police spokesperson, reached by phone, could not immediately confirm Chu’s arrest. She said they were in the middle of processing a total of 182 arrests.
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