More than a dozen people were arrested after hundreds of illegal immigrant students walked out of classes to march on Capitol Hill. Protesters urged Congress to pass permanent DACA protections for ‘DREAMers’ brought to the US illegally as children.
Over 1,000 DREAMers filled the Hart Senate Office Building Thursday to demand Congress pass a “clean Dream Act,” two months after President Donald Trump announced the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was being scrapped.
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Protesters gathered in the main atrium of the Senate building, chanting “Clean Dream Act!” and unfurling massive banners that said “GOP we need a clean dream act by December.”
The first four floors of the building were so crowded that one US Capitol Police officer said the atrium sounded “like
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