A group pushing immigration reform said two dozen of its members briefly took over the office Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday to protest what they say is the slow pace of efforts to get an immigration bill in Congress. Several were arrested outside the office. CASA in Action said its members hung a banner in the Hart Senate Office building, targeting Schumer’s office as the lead Democrat on the Senate’s bipartisan group working on introducing legislation. The action took place a day after Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy (D-Vt.) publicly complained that the so-called Gang of Eight is taking too long to agree on legislation and their delay means his committee will not be able to approve legislation in April, as he hoped.
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