Rep. Grijalva arrested in front of Trump Tower

He was at a march protesting the end of DACA

NEW YORK (KGUN9-TV) - Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva has been released from police custody following his arrest in New York Tuesday.

The Tucson area legislator was part of a group sitting in the street in front of Trump Tower.  He was involved in a demonstration protesting President Donald Trump's plans to end DACA; the order from then-President Obama protecting from deportation undocumented people who were brought to the U.S. when they were too young to have decided on their own to come to this country.

Grijalva was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct---one for disrupting traffic, one for refusing to disperse.  A public information officer for New York Police says the Congressman was fingerprinted and given paperwork instructing him to appear before a judge at a future date.

Police arrested ten people in all.

Grijalva has been a vocal critic of President Trump and his policies, and a strong advocate for protecting DACA recipients from deportation.

 

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