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More Escalation for Immigration Reform: Activists Engage in Acts of Civil Disobedience Today in New York, Florida

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Members of Congress like Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor have said multiple times now that House leadership intends to bring immigration up for a vote sometime before the end of the year.  What remains unclear is when such a vote will be, and on what type of bill(s).

Today, immigration reform advocates are continuing to escalate the pressure for real immigration reform that recognizes the 11 million, by engaging in acts of civil disobedience in New York and Florida that have so far seen at least 10 people arrested.

In New York, they blocked traffic and ten were arrested outside the Varick St. Detention Center. (Press release | Pictures)

And in Orlando, Florida (ongoing, watch the livestream here), 16 are risking arrest in order to draw attention to the fact that immigration reform needs a vote.

View some of the pictures from today: