Three members of congress were arrested Tuesday outside of Trump Tower. The congress members, all democratic Representatives, where among a group of protesters in support of immigrants and in opposition of Trump’s recent policy changes. Trump recently spoke out against and later ended immigrant protection policy.
The protest focused specifically on Trump’s decision to end DACA (Deferred Action Childhood Arrived programs), a couple weeks prior. The program was started under President Obama and aims to protect young immigrants who are undocumented. The democratic Reps. were arrested on charges of civil disobedience alongside other protesters.
Our Take: Immigration policy is changing quickly. Currently, congress is debating how to save DACA before the program expires beginning in March. It is important to stay up to date on this debate.