Democrat Congressman arrested at immigration protest

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois violates the law over law Violators

Updated, 4:03 p.m.:

Immigrant advocates are being arrested in front of the White House fence, after sitting down and defying orders from police.

About three dozen protesters and U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois joined in the civil disobedience Saturday. They held a sign saying, “Obama, Stop deporting our Families.” Some wore T-shirts that read “Arrest us, Not our Families.” Protesters are usually required to stay in motion when demonstrating in front of the White House.

Hundreds of protesters turned out for the rally at Lafayette Park, urging President Barack Obama to fulfill his campaign promises to achieve immigration reform.

Obama was to return to the White House around 2:40 p.m. after speaking at the University of Michigan. Two Marine helicopters flew overhead, but it wasn’t clear if Obama was on board.

Obama was to return to the White House around 2:40 p.m. after speaking at the University of Michigan. Two Marine helicopters flew overhead, but it wasn't clear if Obama was on board.

via Post Now – Rep. arrested at immigration protest.

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Via the Right Scoop, I was planning a post on this very subject but now I see that she — and Byron York — have beaten me to it. No wonder we’re all in sync: Even by its usual standards of bias and screeching demagoguery, the commentariat really has outdone itself this time. Click that last link to see what I mean, being careful to note that it’s not just lefties with filth on their hands. The more I think about it, the more I’m convinced that Arizona’s law will be a spectacular success even if it never goes into effect. Look at how much it’s accomplished: It’s derailed the Democrats’ amnesty bill; it’s refocused national attention on the disgraceful state of border enforcement; it’s convinced some illegals that Arizona’s not worth the trouble; and it’s baited bottom-feeders in the media into all sorts of dumb, self-discrediting analysis. All that in just a week, before the law’s even taken effect. That’s some mighty efficient legislatin’ right there.

via Hot Air » Coulter: I can’t believe how much the media’s willing to lie about Arizona’s law.

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