Police Forced to use “Bolt Cutters” to Arrest DACA Protesters at U.S. Capitol
Other protesters on Capitol Hill dressed up in white wigs, canes and walkers in a feeble attempt to dramatize the “17-year-long wait for Congress to pass the DREAM Act.” They ultimately defied several warnings by Capitol Police to disperse and were arrested.
A group of Dreamers are blocking an intersection outside the DNC’s HQ, calling Democrats “fake allies.” https://t.co/T4n1Dq5wIq— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) March 5, 2018
March 5 was the current administration’s deadline for Congress to come up with a legislative solution after President Trump decided to end President Obama’s illegal DACA program. The cutoff date also gave any DACA recipients who wished to leave the U.S. time to depart without being forcibly deported. However, the Trump timetable was ultimately rendered moot after two separate district courts ordered the Trump administration to keep accepting DACA renewal applications. The White House is appealing those decisions.
After third warning US Capitol police now arresting DACA protesters who are blocking Independence Avenue. Demonstrations and arrests proceeding peacefully. pic.twitter.com/gKACC0Y8LA— Tom Fitzgerald (@FitzFox5DC) March 5, 2018