Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sit-In at Senator McCain's Tucson Office

As the N.Y. Times reported, five undocumented immigrants dressed in caps and gowns staged a sit-in at the Tucson office of Senator John McCain:

Four of the protesters, including three who are in the country illegally, were arrested Monday evening on misdemeanor trespassing charges. The three were expected to face deportation proceedings.

It was the first time students have directly risked deportation in an effort to prompt Congress to take up a bill that would benefit illegal immigrant youths.
Senator McCain had once been a supporter of comprehensive immigration legislation that provided a path to citizenship for those in the U.S. illegally.  That was before he became embroiled in a very tough primary battle.

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