Ramon Ramirez, president of Woodburn-based farm workers union, among immigration reform advocates arrested in D.C.

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Yuxing Zheng
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Thursday, August 1, 2013
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Oregon Issues
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SALEM -- Ramon Ramirez, president of a Woodburn-based farm workers union, was arrested on Capitol Hill Thursday as advocates stepped up their campaign urging Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reforms.

"The civil disobedience action is just the beginning of many activities the group has planned for August and the fall to send a strong message to House GOP leaders that we need a just immigration reform now!" the e-mail from PCUN said. The message was accompanied by a photo of Ramirez getting arrested.

Update: Causa, the Salem-based immigrant rights group, said its director of civic engagement was also arrested Thursday on Capitol Hill.

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