For a mob that we’re always told are “living in the shadows” they sure do get around.
More than 100 female immigrant-rights activists, including some who are in the country illegally, were arrested after they shut down Independence Avenue in front of the Capitol on Thursday, demanding Congress pass a legalization bill.
Organizers said 104 women, including more than 20 who are in the country illegally, were arrested, in the second major act of civil disobedience this year to shut down the main thoroughfare along the Capitol.
The arrests are also a key test of President Obama’s policies promising not to deport rank-and-file illegal immigrants who don’t have major criminal records.
Why would Obama deport them? They’re basically working for him. Oh, and by the way, they’re not activists. These are criminals openly defying our laws. Curiously, they sounded like Obama zombies.
They chanted slogans including “Yes we can!” and “Si se puede” as police began handcuffing them and loading them into vans.
This is particularly galling:
One participant in the protest, Maria Galban of Los Angeles, who said she is a Mexican citizen in the U.S. illegally, said she wanted to send a message to Congress that immigration reform is needed to keep families like hers together. She said she and her husband are here illegally but their two daughters have gained legal status under a program by President Barack Obama to stop deportations of immigrants brought to the country as youths.