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8 Lawmakers Among 200 Arrested in Immigration Reform Protest

Rep. John Lewis among those detained.

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More than 200 people were arrested in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday in a massive rally for immigration reform. Eight House Democrats, including civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, were among those detained, joining with immigration activists for a sit-in on a street in front of the Capitol. The lawmakers were arrested after addressing a crowd of thousands of people. Immigration reform has stalled in the House after the Senate approved a landmark measure in June.