Immigration Rally Draws Thousands, but Reform Uncertain

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Updated Oct. 9, 9:30 a.m.:

More than 200 protestors were arrested after blocking a street near the Capitol Building during an immigration rally on Tuesday, including at least eight Democratic U.S. House members. One of them was U.S. Rep. Al Green, D-Houston.

“A misdemeanor charge is a penalty that I am willing to accept to raise awareness on the issue of immigration reform,” Green said in a statement. “Families are being torn apart and whole communities are plagued by uncertainty, and as a result are unable to live up to their full potential.” ...

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