Ill. Reps. Gutierrez, Schakowsky arrested at immigration rally - New York News

Ill. Reps. Gutierrez, Schakowsky arrested at immigration rally

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Protesting the lack of House action on immigration reform by GOP leaders, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) were arrested Tuesday afternoon near the Capitol.

Gutierrez was arrested after he spoke at the "Camino Americano: Rally and March for Immigrant Dignity and Respect on the National Mall urging House GOP leaders to allow votes on immigration bills.

Gutierrez, one of the House Democrats negotiating with his GOP counterparts on immigration legislation, was arrested "in an act of civil disobedience," his spokesman Doug Rivlin said.

About 200 others at the rally were taken into custody.

Schakowsky was taken into custody by the Capitol Police, her spokesman, Sabrina Singh told the Chicago Sun-Times.

"Rep. Schakowsky stood in solidarity with her colleagues and immigrant rights advocates to demand a House vote on comprehensive immigration reform. She participated in civil disobedience to urge Republican leadership to bring this critical bill for a vote," Singh said.

The rally was called as part of a push for House GOP leaders to take up immigration reform legislation already passed by the Senate.

Singh said police put wrist ties on Schakowsky before placing her in a police van.

Charles Rangel, of New York, and at least six other House Democrats from around the country, were arrested at the rally.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Report: Joan Rivers stops breathing during surgery

    Report: Joan Rivers stops breathing during surgery

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:21:54 GMT
    Joan Rivers was reportedly rushed to a hospital in New York City Thursday morning after she stopped breathing during a throat surgery.  TMZ reports that Rivers was undergoing the throat procedure in a clinic when she stopped breathing.
    Joan Rivers was reportedly rushed to a hospital in New York City Thursday morning after she stopped breathing during a throat surgery.  TMZ reports that Rivers was undergoing the throat procedure in a clinic when she stopped breathing.
  • Report: Missing NJ man found dead in Israeli forest

    Report: Missing NJ man found dead in Israeli forest

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:13:32 GMT
    Israeli police said Tuesday they are searching for a young New Jersey religious student who disappeared during a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week. Aaron Sofer, 23, of Lakewood, N.J., has been missing since Friday, when he went on a hike with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
    Israeli police said Tuesday they are searching for a young New Jersey religious student who disappeared during a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week. Aaron Sofer, 23, of Lakewood, N.J., has been missing since Friday, when he went on a hike with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
  • RV offers legal help outside NY, NJ family courts

    RV offers legal help outside NY, NJ family courts

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:09:22 GMT
    A new assistance program in New York and New Jersey seeks to help parents settle child support battles.
    A new assistance program in New York and New Jersey seeks to help parents settle child support battles.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices