Rep. Pramila Jayapal arrested during immigration protest in U.S. Senate building

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"To hear how they had been treated, to hear how they. heard their children screaming next door for them and wanted to go to them but couldn't", said Jayapal, who was among the hundreds arrested during Thursday's demonstration at the Hart building. Jayapal was issued a $50 fine for "crowding, obstructing, or incommoding".

The protest took place in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building.

The nationwide day of protest was originally created to protest President Donald Trump's policy of separating parents from their children as they awaited prosecution after crossing into the US illegally.

Three U.S. congressmen were arrested previous year for protesting President Trump's immigration policies, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) was arrested along with about 575 others.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington state tweeted Thursday that she was proud to be arrested to protest the policy that has separated families at the southern border.

"I join them in calling on the Trump administration to reunite these families and give these kids back to their parents", Duckworth said, according to the Post.

"Since the beginning, President Trump has shown callous disregard toward mothers, fathers, and children who only want to find safety", Amnesty International USA's tactical campaigns manager Ashley Houghton said in a press release. She said she had been arrested at demonstrations three or four times since she became politically active after Trump's election. Following Trump's signing of an executive order last week-only after the policy sparked worldwide outrage-Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents will no longer separate families.

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"Their parents shouldn't even be locked up", Fudoli said.

The Women's March announced its plans for the last week and held training meetings in the days leading up to it. "Camps for children is just as wrong as camps for children and adults". "This is not a bad enough crime to lock them up and take their children away".

Most of the children who had been separated from their families before the order was signed have not yet been reunited with them.

Dozens of social justice groups were mobilizing their ranks to participate in the Families Belong Together protests this week, including Planned Parenthood, Win Without War, and National Nurses United.

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