Sit-in protesters arrested at Walden's Bend office

, Posted: Wed, June 4 2014 at 8:27 PM, Updated: Wed, June 4 2014 at 8:36 PM

Ann Havill and Greg Deglado staged a sit-in at Rep. Greg Walden's Bend office Wednesday as others rallied outside

Bend, Ore. -- (KTVZ) As about a dozen supporters rallied outside, a man and woman protesting Republicans' inaction on immigration reform staged a sit-in at Rep. Greg Walden's Bend office Wednesday, saying they won't leave until they are arrested -- and they were.

After police were called to the Bond Street office of the congressman, Greg Delgado and Ann Havill still refused to leave, were cited for criminal trespass and released, said Officer Rob Emerson.

Here's the news release issued earlier by Causa, a statewide Latino immigrant rights organization:

It’s been nearly a year since the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan immigration bill, and during that time, House Republicans have used nearly every excuse in the book as to why they can’t finish the job and pass comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship.

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