The peaceful blockade succeeded in halting the day's proceedings where detainees were to have been hauled before a judge and sentenced as a group.
The protests show that immigration reform supporters are prepared to continue the battle until the House leadership puts the immigration bill up for a vote.
"While Washington waffles on immigration, California's forging ahead," Brown said in announcing the signings. "I'm not waiting."
The events organized by the Connecticut Immigration Reform Alliance, featured 180 giant portraits of immigrants and supporters. The photos were placed on exhibit in Danbury, Hartford, New Haven and Stamford.
Undeterred by the government shutdown, immigration reform activists took to Capitol Hill today, telling lawmakers to get to the business of the people.
A blow was dealt against a possible bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill in the House of Representatives when two more Republican members withdrew. However, immigrant rights activists vow that they will not be deterred.
WASHINGTON-More than 100 women were arrested this week after blockading the intersection outside the House of Representatives to protest the House's inaction on comprehensive immigration reform.
The AFL-CIO resolves to work for passage of comprehensive immigration reform with a citizenship path.
The question now is whether the Syria situation and the threat of a new partisan war over the debt ceiling will derail immigration reform efforts.
When Lulu Martinez and eight other undocumented youth who had grown up in the United States approached the U.S. port of entry in Nogales, Mexico to return home, they set in motion a whole new fight to reunify families torn apart by a broken immigration system.