Arabic AR Chinese (Simplified) ZH-CN English EN French FR German DE Japanese JA Portuguese PT Russian RU Spanish ES Ukrainian UK

Breaking

Two members of Congress among hundreds arrested protesting DACA, TPS decisions

Latest news

    View the original article: https://www.rt.com/usa/412206-arrests-capitol-protest-daca-tps/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

    Thousands of protesters gathered at the Capitol Building in Washington, DC to protest the Trump administration’s decision to ditch programs protecting immigrants. Over two hundred people were arrested, including two members of Congress.

    Organized by The New York Immigrant Coalition and CASA Virginia, protesters called for Congress to vote to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act (DACA) and the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program.

    Approximately two hundred protesters were arrested after blocking the entrance to the Capitol Building. Among them were Representatives Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois) and Judy Chu (D-California).

    Police set up tables to process the arrested protesters on the spot.

    Protesters chanted the Spanish phrase “Si se puede” meaning ‘Yes we can’ and waved signs in support of the immigration programs.

    “We are more than papers!” one sign read.

    DACA provides protection from deportation to some 700,000 immigrants who were brought into the US illegally as children. In September, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the decision to rescind the program President Barack Obama issued via executive action in 2012.

    Congress was given six months to pass a law that would regulate the status of so-called ‘Dreamers.’ That deadline is now just 50 days away.

    The TPS program granted temporary visas that allow immigrants to live and work in the US and not be forced to return to their home countries. 321,220 immigrants from ten different countries in Central America and Africa are in the US under the TPS program, according to the Journal on Migration and Human Security. Many fled natural disasters and violence resulting from US-backed regime change wars.

    In the same category are

    Iraqi court sentences 16 Turkish women to death over ISIS membership Iraq’s Central Criminal Court has issued death sentences to 16 Turkish women, a judiciary spokesman said. They were found guilty of joining Islamic St...
    Jim Carrey must be penning US govt. statements – Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson The charges against 13 Russians over alleged meddling into the US elections are so laughable that they must have been authored by professional enterta...
    ‘Major incident’: At least 4 injured after blast destroys store & home in Leicester, UK Four people have been hospitalized after a large blast destroyed a building in the UK city of Leicester. Police are advising people to avoid the scene...
    ‘Suspicious’ Palestinian fisherman killed by Israeli forces off Gaza coast A Palestinian man has been shot dead by the Israeli Defense Forces after his boat breached the boundaries of a designated fishing zone. The IDF descri...
    110 Nigerian schoolgirls ‘unaccounted for’ after Boko Haram raid Nigerian authorities have announced that 110 young girls are missing after a raid by Boko Haram Islamist terrorist group, in what may become the most ...
    From Albertville to PyeongChang: The story of two Russian hockey triumphs On Sunday, Russian ice hockey players won Olympic gold for the second time in the post-Soviet era, and both victories came under circumstances that la...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *