A bunch of DREAMer protesters arrived on Capitol Hill yesterday to demand amnesty for illegal aliens. As it turns out, most of them were illegal aliens themselves. They appeared at the Senate Hart Building outside the offices of GOP Sens. John Cornyn and Bill Cassidy.
Since they were illegal aliens, the Republicans wasted no time in calling the police to escort them out. Seven were arrested for “crowding, obstructing or incommoding.”
Amnesty protesters have been a staple on Capitol Hill recently. They want children brought here by illegal alien parents to receive amnesty from the federal government and a pathway to citizenship.
Democrats and Republicans have been fighting over DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). It has been wrapped up in the ongoing battle for the latest government spending bill. If a bill is not passed by the Senate tonight then the government will shutdown at midnight.
Here is a picture of one of the arrests:
In theory they should be turned over to ICE and be deported.
Last Year, ICE conducted a sweep through the DC area and made a number of arrests:
“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested 82 illegal immigrants in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area as part of in a five-day sting that concluded March 30, according to a press release Wednesday.
“The standard enforcement operation targeted criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives. Virginia topped Maryland and the District of Columbia with the highest number of arrests at 79. D.C. followed with two arrests, while only one Maryland resident was taken into custody.”