DREAM Act Protest at Senator Dianne Feinstein's Office Will Likely Lead to Arrests [Updated]
Senator Dianne Feinstein is the co-sponsor of the DREAM Act, yet today she is the target of a protest about it outside her Westwood office. It's the same group that shut down Wilshire Boulevard last week and this morning they held a press conference as four students began a sit-in inside the lobby.
The act would basically enable children under the age of 16 brought by their parents to the U.S. illegally to gain citizenship by completing high school and then doing college or military service for two years. Many believe it's necessary since the children were forced to cross the border.
The four sit-in protestors plan on being arrested if their demands -- bring the DREAM Act to the Senate floor now -- are not met [Update: Arrests were made around 1:15 p.m.]. "She's the chair of the Judiciary Committee and the bill is in that committee right now," explained one of the organizers, who wished to remain anonymous because of their job [Update: Feinstein is actually the chair of the Intelligence Committee, but is a member of the Judiciary Committee] . "We're calling on her to move that bill out of that committee and onto the floor as a stand alone bill."