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Congressman Put In Cuffs While Protesting Deportations At ICE Office

The sit-in was partially a response to Homeland Security ramping up its deportation efforts in February.
Posted at 9:30 PM, Mar 13, 2017

Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez was put in handcuffs briefly during a sit-in at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement meeting.  

Gutierrez joined activists who wanted information on how the agency planned on enforcing immigration laws and deportation. When they didn't get that info, they staged a sit-in that lasted four hours

The sit-in was partially a response to Homeland Security ramping up its deportation efforts in February. 

Around that time, Gutierrez and other members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus weren't allowed in a meeting between the ICE director and House Speaker Paul Ryan. 

None of the sit-in protesters face charges.