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Immigration protester arrested in congressman's office

Posted June 4, 2014

Angelita Morrisroe

— A Dudley woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon during a sit-in at 13th District Congressman George Holding's off in Raleigh to urge him to push U.S. House leaders toward a vote on immigration reform.

Angelita Morrisroe, 64, was charged with second-degree trespassing. Her arrest was part of a nationwide protest to pressure House Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to schedule a vote on a reform measure passed last year by the U.S. Senate.

"I am so tired of all the suffering of immigrant families. Everyone is suffering for the same reason – the House Republicans refuse to act on immigration reform,"  Morrisroe said before her arrest. "Congressman Holding needs to act now."

She said she has had five family members deported from the U.S., two of whom were quickly killed upon returning to Mexico.

"We can’t keep living and working in the shadows and not have the opportunity to prosper. On behalf the majority of Americans, Republicans need to do something today," Sergio Sanchez, president of Fuerza y Libertad, which sponsored the sit-in at Holding's office and is an affiliate of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, said in a statement.


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  • Forthe Newssite Jun 6, 2014
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    "George Holding's off in Raleigh"

    really??? does a HUMAN never proof these articles?

  • Confucius say Jun 6, 2014

    Why doesn't our President go get 5 mexican drug dealers out of jail and trade them for the US soldier being held in a mexican jail on bogus charges.

  • short Jun 6, 2014

    "I am so tired of all the suffering of immigrant families. Everyone is suffering for the same reason – the House Republicans refuse to act on immigration reform"
    Please - it is not the republicans fault that these individuals decided to break our laws and come to this country illegally. I'm tired of our laws being ignored..I'm tired of our President ignoring our laws that he swore to uphold...I'm tired of the democrats trying to otherwise obtain added votes by allowing illegals into this country. Sorry - we did just that in the 80's and the problem returned. That would otherwise be the definition of stupidity - providing a wrong solution for a problem that will come back again.

  • 50s Child Jun 5, 2014

    "I don't care if the children are born in this country,..."

    Why is it that white people who had nothing to do with slavery or segregation are STILL being charged for "the sins of the father", but brown people are NOT charged for the illegal actions that are traced specifically to their parents?

    BTW, how many eugenics "victims" did Dumplin' succeed in finding after numerous attempts, so they can collect their free $50,000 apiece? It doesn't matter that neither I nor my ancestors had anything to do with that. I live here now, so I'm going to pay for it. Double standard all the way, and throw in a dose of race discrimination while we're at it.

  • 50s Child Jun 5, 2014

    "She said she has had five family members deported from the U.S."

    Glad to hear the law is enforced every now and then.

  • perthlabradors Jun 5, 2014

    Well. her family are breeaking the law and are criminals! Heck I would have shot them on site!

  • kermit60 Jun 5, 2014

    So it's ok to break our laws comming here and then demand you be given rights under the same laws. It's an absolute failure of our federal government in securing our borders. You get in more trouble having a nail clipper in your carry on bag than these people do illegally entering our country.

  • HEELSrocknU Jun 5, 2014

    Seems nothing stops at the border, even the since of entitlement!! Hmmm...two family members were killed? wonder why, could it possibly be drug related? and we should let them stay here?!!

  • Mike C Jun 5, 2014
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    Instead of "Immigration Reform", how about we focus on "Immigration Enforcement"? If you are here illegally, then everything you do here is illegal, including your children.

    Illegals having "legal" children makes just about as much sense as the cat having kittens in the oven and calling them biscuits!

  • common tater Jun 5, 2014

    Don't worry. It looks like you're going to get amnesty sooner or later. And the country will be worse off for it, but as long as those breaking the law have it better, oh well.