Illinois congressmen are among those who were arrested for civil disobedience during an immigration rally in Washington.
Democratic Reps. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago and Jan Schakowsky of Evanston were arrested Tuesday afternoon. That’s according to their offices.
The representatives are calling on Congress, particularly Republicans, to push immigration legislation forward. The Senate has passed a bill that includes amped up border security. House Democrats have unveiled a plan with a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But it’s unclear if the GOP-led House will ever pass legislation.
Neither Gutierrez nor Schakowsky’s offices knew what the congressmen would be charged with.
Gutierrez has been arrested several times for civil disobedience, including once outside the White House in 2011.