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At DACA demonstration in D.C., arrestees include 5 from Arkansas

By Frank E. Lockwood

This article was published December 7, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.


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More than 180 demonstrators, including five from Arkansas, were arrested Wednesday on the steps of the U.S. Capitol while protesting Congress' inaction on immigration legislation.


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RBear says... December 7, 2017 at 6:29 a.m.

This was a peaceful protest to help raise the awareness of the need for DACA to be resolved once and for all. These young people are a part of our American society and their status needs to be resolved WITHOUT sending them back to a country many don't even know. Many are on a path to success and deporting them would not only create an undue hardship on their lives, but also rob our nation of talented young people.

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gohogs17 says... December 7, 2017 at 9:17 a.m.

Real proud of 5 of our Arkansas DACA residents who got arrested in D.C. They're on their way of being the kind of "citizens" we want, aren't they? Why would one of them go to med school just to be running for the Arkansas legislature anyway? That is when (and if) she gets her citizenship of course. Great role models, I'm sure.

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RBear says... December 7, 2017 at 9:39 a.m.

Actually they are good role models. They peacefully demonstrated and were arrested under a law in DC that allows for such demonstrations. Why would one go to med school, then eventually run for public office? I don’t know. Ask Ben Carson or Tom Price.

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drs01 says... December 7, 2017 at 9:49 a.m.

I wonder why these two arrested Arkansan women are not citizens. They both claim to have been here for most of their lives. Maybe it's because no one until Trump has called their hand. If they get deported, whose fault is it? THEIR OWN.
I hope no medical school, especially the UofA, will waste a valuable slot on a person who wants a boutique med practice so she can spend time politicking.
So let's sort this out...give a medical degree to an illegal who has been breaking our immigration laws, and then allow her to run for a political office in a country where she has shown a total disregard for our laws. Yes, let's do that!!!!!

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GeneralMac says... December 7, 2017 at 10:41 a.m.

RBear..............using "peaceful" and "arrested" in the same sentence is an oxymoron.

We are a country of laws.

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RBear says... December 7, 2017 at 11:23 a.m.

GeneralMac, why is that an oxymoron? Peaceful means no harm was done. Your statement is pretty idiotic if you parse it accurately.
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drs, as is usually the case you miss the issue here and run to some stupid right wing. To start with, do you understand the situation for DACA recipients? Before we go much further, prove to me that you actually understand this issue fully. I'm not looking for rhetoric from either side. Just a basic understanding of DACA recipients and why this is an issue.

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PopulistMom says... December 7, 2017 at 11:36 a.m.

GeneralMac,

Many members of Congress have been arrested protesting. It's like getting a parking ticket or jaywalking; the protests were peaceful.

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GeneralMac says... December 7, 2017 at 11:38 a.m.

RBear...........nothing "peaceful" about obstructing access.

( or blocking streets and freeways "

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GeneralMac says... December 7, 2017 at 11:40 a.m.

PopMon..........do you say the same if pro-life protesters block access to an abortion clinic and get arrested ?

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Jfish says... December 7, 2017 at 11:53 a.m.

People want the laws that are on the books to be enforced especially in light of the recent Kate Steinle court decision. The immigration reform has been kicked down the road for years and it is time to do something.

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