Our nonviolent, civil disobedience was one action among many during a week-long mobilization aimed at starting a new, broad-based movement to restore democracy in the U.S.
Pelosi is the first woman, the first Californian, and first Italian-American to lead a major party in Congress and to hold the Speakership.
Immigrants cannot be "punished," except by a court via due process of law.
State legislative leaders were joined here by immigrant rights advocates as they announced the "Immigrants Shape California" legislative package.
After the Republican majority was elected, Richard Trumka warned its defunding proposal "would further exploit and force our community members to continue to live and work in fear."
Immigrants' rights advocates are hailing a ruling that means students who are accepted by the federal DACA program can pay instate tuition to attend state colleges and universities.
Immigrants' advocates should step up efforts in the states, regardless of the fate of comprehensive immigration reform in D.C., a panel discussing the issue says.
NDLON says current deportations, now approaching 2 million, run counter to U.S. history, have broken up at least 100,000 families, and damage the U.S. economy.
Protestors called on Congress and the Obama administration to stop deportations and enact comprehensive immigration reform, making it clear that they weren't going to stand idly by while the Republicans in the House leadership block a badly needed new immigration law.
Leaders of faith, trade union, immigrant and community groups and elected officials were arrested this week for blocking a street, demanding an end to deportations and calling upon Republican leadership to quit blocking a vote on immigration reform in Congress.