Three Demcratic Congressmen were arrested this morning while protesting outside President Trump's Manhattan residence, to demand action to shield young illegal immigrants from deportation.
Democratic Reps. Luis Gutierrez (Ill.), Raul Grijalva (Ariz.) and Adriano Espaillat (N.Y.) were all arrested while rallying outside Trump Tower.
This is not Gutierrez' first arrest.
As The Hill reports, he has been busy...
Tuesday marked the second time in five weeks that Gutierrez was arrested as part of an immigration protest.
Gutierrez was also arrested in mid-August outside the White House during a rally commemorating the fifth anniversary of DACA.
He had been arrested outside the White House twice before that, in 2010 and 2011, during similar protests.
Gutierrez was additionally arrested at a Chicago Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in March while protesting deportations of DACA recipients.
The lawmakers and advocacy groups are pressing Trump to work with Congress to pass a “clean” version of the DREAM Act granting undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children a path to citizenship, without including border security measures meant to placate immigration hawks.
“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,” Gutierrez, the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Immigration Task Force, said in a statement.
Finaly, this comes just a day after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was shouted down by protesters during a press conference in San Francisco on Monday who called for a "clean" DREAM Act, demonstrating the risks Democratic leaders face from the left for working with Trump...
CLASS IS IN SESSION— V-zo (@nzo11) September 19, 2017
TEACHER PELOSI being a
bad monkey ????
Yelling at all children
JUST STOP IT! pic.twitter.com/SHUNB1fuZa