Rep. John Lewis Arrested During Immigration Reform Rally

Lewis and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus were arrested Tuesday.

Posted: 10/09/2013 11:17 AM EDT
Rep. John Lewis Arrested During Immigration Reform Rally

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) was one of at least eight Democratic members of the House who were arrested near the Capitol building in D.C. Tuesday afternoon, during a rally to urge Republicans to hold a vote on an immigration reform bill that has stalled.

Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) and Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), Al Green, (D-Texas), and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) were arrested around 4 p.m. The group will be charged with “crowding, obstructing and incommoding,” according to CBS DC.  

The bill that has been passed by the Senate and backed by the White House includes billions of dollars for border security and provides a 13-year-plan for those who are living in the U.S. illegally to obtain citizenship. 

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