Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Democratic Congresswoman from Washington, was arrested with nearly 600 others at the Hart Senate Office Building.
The approximate group of 575 individuals were arrested and charged for unlawfully demonstrating inside the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. Included in that group was Democratic Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal.
Here's what's being reported:
As being reported by abcnews.go.com
More than a thousand female protesters, joined by Democratic senators, have taken center stage on Capitol Hill to protest the president's immigration policies.
Chanting "WE CARE" and "ABOLISH ICE," the protesters are demanding Congress act to end Trump's policies that criminalize and detain undocumented immigrants and separate detained families. ICE is a common acronym for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
Democratic Sens. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut visited the protesters to support their efforts. Sen. Tammy Duckworth was spotted in her wheelchair with her daughter in her lap.
The demonstrators are protesting the separation of families at the border, an issue that has already been addressed and resolved by President Trump. Trump signed an executive order, preventing families from being separated, and has given the order to no longer prosecute adults trying to cross the border with children. Right now children that were being held in shelters are being returned to their parents. Leftists have ignored President Trump's actions in the matter. Anti-Trump states have filed lawsuits, and most recently a judge has court ordered for the separation of families to stop. All moot actions, just like today's massive demonstrations.
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