145 arrested at White House for immigration reform protest

145 people were arrested on Thursday outside of the White House, where protesters called on President Obama to take action to stop deportations and to provide relief for immigrant families.

The organizations Casa de Maryland and Casa de Virginia organized nearly 2,000 activists to march from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement to the White House in a peaceful protest. Protestors were arrested and charged with civil disobedience when they blocked the sidewalk and refused to move after being ordered to do so by U.S. Park police.

The demonstration, called “Fight for Families,” denounced the deportation of undocumented immigrations, specifically those separated from their American born children. Protestors wrapped themselves in American flags and wore t-shirts that said “Keep Families Together.” The demonstration spread to Twitter where many activists spread the hashtag “#FightforFamilies.”

It is unknown whether any of the activists protesting were undocumented immigrants and the U.S. Park Police will not check the immigration status of any of the 145 people arrested.

Maryland state delegate Anna Sol Gutierrez, was among those arrested. According to leaders of Casa de Maryland and Casa de Virginia, protesters were advised of their risks of getting involved in the protest if they were undocumented.

President Obama said on Thursday that he still intends to take action for immigration reform, without Congressional approval.

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One Comment on “145 arrested at White House for immigration reform protest

  1. Our President gave 36,000 illegal aliens, convicted of crimes–amnesty. He is allowing them to walk the streets while waiting for deportation hearings—which of course they will never attend. And now the Governor of Maryland, a radical Democrat that actively promotes amnesty for criminals from foreign nations. Now he has ordered illegal aliens released from custody. He is refusing to abide by Federal law and will not turn over criminal illegal aliens to Federal authorities. Guess he is adhering to the Obama theory of government, “So sue me”.

    (ABC News) – The Department of Homeland Security has lost track of more than 6,000 foreign nationals who entered the United States on student visas, overstayed their welcome, and essentially vanished — exploiting a security gap that was supposed to be fixed after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. – See more at: http://www.teaparty.org

    Obama seems hesitant in carrying out his threat of deferring 5 to 8 million illegal aliens, but with a promise his executive order would return after the midterm elections? The Democrats are tormented about the actual fact that Americans are already enraged about the Obama’s dismal approach to most urgent troubles facing this nation. Than being at the top of the list is illegal immigration.

    Is Gov. O’Malley running for President in 2016? Americans must be on the alert for other State governors violating immigration policies, and their own allegiance to protect the people, stand for the rule of law and the US Constitution?

    There is very little trust in elected officials when they are proud to be breaking the law, abusing the public and making our communities unsafe? Why should we obey the law when presidents and Governors laugh at it instead?

    The intensity of the concern of average citizens is also skyrocketing. A year ago, most Americans thought of immigration as back-burner issue. No more. A new survey by the Polling Company, a Washington-based consulting firm, indicates that more than half of likely voters consider immigration a top-three issue.
    This administration is so deeply divisive that even the Oval Office may be wising up a bit about the extent they can go? The White House is signaling that it may wait until after the mid-term elections to act, so that congressional candidates in the president’s party won’t suffer a backlash at the ballot box.
    The press is bursting with misinformation about the “humanitarian crisis” happening on the U.S border. Except for many Americans are oblivious of the coming crime wave in U.S. cities resulting from the porous southern border. Thousands of children, teenagers in an age group from 12 to 17, with even whole families and with many women ready for baby delivery, have been stealthily dropped off at bus stations and interior cities and towns. School districts already poorly funded are feeling the unethical strain of children dumped at their doorstep, which are completely illiterate and with no understanding of the English language and having no conception of America after living in peasant villages.

    MOST PARAMOUNT ISSUE: Refresh the 700 mile, 2006 Secure Fence Act and build the double layer fencing, complete with concertina razor wire. Hundreds of miles are vacant of any barrier. It was killed by prior Republican Senator Kay bailey Hutchison of Texas by adding a non-escapable amendment to the 2006 bill. Whereas giving complete control to Homeland Security, ruling out any funds to deliver the 700 miles of two fences, separated by an all weather track way. An in between no-mans land where illegal aliens would be caught and detained for immediate deportation.

    All we have seen from this present Administration is laws being intentionally disregarded, undermined that have been the identified with the Rule of Law, our sovereignty and the US. Constution. Comprehensive Reform–Amnesty…IRS abuses…Obamacare…gun-grabbing…open borders…deliberate bypassing of Congress…Benghazi…fast and furious weapons to Mexico—cutting back on our military and the failure of National Security. America is a free country and we must fight back against these overreaching agencies. This governments Political correct police are now into intimidating churches and a new unwritten law assigned as “Choke Point” and are specifically targeting new gun stores.


    IF YOU ARE DISTRESSED ABOUT YOUR COUNTRY UNDER OBAMA IMPERIAL RULE AND HIS PAWNS check this site that has the phone Numbers and Mailing Addresses of Members of Congress at: http://www.contactingthecongress/ to stipulate an end to illegal immigration, the dismantling of our laws, sovereignty, citizen rights and even our military, which is protection against our enemies foreign an domestic. Illegal Immigration is rapidly becoming the top precedence for Americans, because they see its impact on the barren economy and lost jobs. Large corporations and big business are laying-off birthright, naturalized citizens and green card holders, making an avenue for lower paid illegal aliens. This is the number for the central switchboard for every member of Congress to address your objections at 800-224-3121.

    INTERPRET THE REAL FACTS AND SURVEY POLLS AT THE http://www.rasmussenreports.com: THIS POLLING SITE YOU WILL AT LEAST GET THE TRUTH. THE QUESTIONS ARE NOT PSYCHOLOGICALLY ENGINEERED. If you have cable news watch their 7/24 broadcast without prejudiced or spin unlike the majority of major media. Go to One American News Network at http://www.oann.com.

    EXTRA MAJOR NOTE: U.S. military intelligence is now warning about 11 more missing commercial jets which could be “weaponized” and used against U.S. cities.

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