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Congressmen’s arrest at Daca protests near Trump tower in New York City

Raúl Grijalva, Luis Gutiérrez and Adriano Espaillat
Photo from Getty Images by photographer Kevin Hagen : Activists, including New York’s city council speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito, and the US representative Adriano Espaillat, sitting on 5th Avenue Street.

Three american democrats and representatives Raúl Grijalva, Luis Gutiérrez and Adriano Espaillat joined street demonstrators showing their refuse to move from 5th Avenue Street in New York, Manhattan.

Soon, after they did the action they were arrested by police. Arrested ones are Democratic members of Congress were arrested outside near Trump Tower on Tuesday, the 19th of September 2017 at a protest against the president’s cancellation of protections for people who came to States seeking American Dream Life, undocumented migrants who was brought to the United States of America when they were children.

Representatives Raúl Grijalva of Arizona State, Luis Gutiérrez of Illinois State and Adriano Espaillat of State of New York were among a small group of demonstrators who sat down in the 5th Avenue Street and refused to make any moves.

The Democratic speaker of New York’s city council, Melissa Mark-Viverito, was also handcuffed and led away. An aide to Gutiérrez told there were 10 arrests at that day there.

In his statement, Luis Gutiérrez said: “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.

People who were protesting on the street were demanding that Congress of America pass legislation to protect thousands of young immigrants from deportation.

President Donald Trump announced on 5th of September 2017 that he would end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) Program, a controversial Obama-era program, in March 2018. That means, all the undocumented persons which were under the Daca Program will be deporting to their homeland countries.

The president Trump made the action in order to forestall a lawsuit from advocates general opposing the program.

Attorneys general from 15 states and Washington DC subsequently sued the federal government over Trump’s decision, with California pursuing its own suit.

Ex-president Barack Obama named Trump’s decision “cruel and wrong”. Democratic leaders subsequently indicated that they were close to make deal with Donald Trump to protect from possible deportation the 690,000 people under the Daca Program.

Organizers of the Tuesday protest had said the lawmakers had planned to get arrested.

A few congressmen and elected officials gathering in front of Trump Tower doesn’t mean much,” Luis Gutiérrez said, “if it is not backed up by the grassroots and allies, and today we are standing with diverse allies to make sure Congress and the president do more than just talk about solutions: they actually follow through with action.

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