WASHINGTON (AP) - Some 40 pro-immigration activists have been arrested outside the U.S. Capitol after blocking traffic while pushing for passage of legislation overhauling the system.
Among the activists were leaders from a range of immigration groups and unions including the United Farm Workers and Service Employees International Union.
The activists joined hands and sat down on Independence Ave., a major street that runs through the congressional complex, displaying a banner demanding "Immigration Reform Now!"
US Capitol Police handcuffed them and led them away.
The march came as Congress prepares to leave Washington for a five-week summer recess without House action on immigration legislation.
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