Advocates for illegal immigrants staged protests Wednesday inside the Capitol Hill offices of Republican lawmakers, including Jeff Sessions of Alabama and Ted Cruz of Texas.
Sessions’ Senate office confirmed the protests to The Daily Caller, saying the disturbance was so loud that staff couldn’t carry on phone conversations.
One man told The Daily Caller he was on the phone with someone in Sessions’ office on Wednesday when he heard loud yelling in the background from the protests.
A group that calls itself the Aloha DREAM Team posted a photo on Twitter of activists protesting inside Sessions’ office:
— Aloha DREAM Team (@alohadreamteam) February 11, 2015
According to its Facebook page, the group says it is “dedicated to providing reliable, accurate advice and answers on the Obama administration’s and DHS’ new deferred action policy” that stops young people brought into the United States illegally from deportation. The group also posted a photo of protesters inside the halls of Congress, saying: “We got kicked out after 15 minutes!”
Fernando Pizarro, a reporter for Univision, posted a photo of protesters inside Cruz’s office:
— Fernando Pizarro (@FPizarro_DC) February 11, 2015
The liberal blog, Daily Kos, reported that the immigration activists were planning to stage protests in more than 35 Republican House and Senate lawmaker offices.