A nun, a teacher and eight young activists were arrested yesterday in downtown Manhattan to block a street during a protest in favor of immigration reform.
The protesters, located in front of the immigration offices, were taken to a police station and later received citations after being accused of public disorder. They were released and will appear in court in November.
The protest involved about 50 people demanding the House of Representatives approved an amendment to the immigration laws that includes a path to naturalization for people living in the country without authorization.
The House of Representatives has not yet discussed the draft law on immigration reform that the Senate passed in late June, which gives way to the naturalization of immigrants without permission to live in the country.