January 18, 2018
Champaign, Ill (WAND) – The fight over immigration is gearing up in Washington as protestors, some from Champaign, Urbana and the University of Illinois, were arrested during a sit-in.
“Bend the Arc,” a national Jewish organization staged the protest in the Russell Senate Office Building. A total of 86 rabbis and Jewish activists were arrested during the peaceful demonstration. The organization is supporting so-called Dreamers who came to this country as young children and are currently facing the threat of deportation by the Trump administration.