Jessica Chasmar, Washington Times
Rep. Luis Gutierrez says he was placed in handcuffs Monday after refusing orders to leave a staged sit-in at the Chicago headquarters for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The Illinois Democrat met with ICE’s acting regional director Monday morning to discuss the agency’s enforcement policy under the Trump administration on illegal immigrants living in Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reported.
“The congressman decided he did not get the answers he was looking for from the regional director, and he’s going to be staying inside until he gets answers, even if that means risking arrest,” said Doug Rivlin, Mr. Gutierrez’s spokesman.
Mr. Gutierrez tweeted Monday afternoon that he had been briefly placed in handcuffs and was waiting to hear whether he would be arrested.
Mr. Gutierrez and other Hispanic members of Congress sent a letter to ICE last week expressing outrage at a series of tweets issued by the agency regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for DREAMers.