Capitol Police arrested almost 600 people, who engaged in protests with several Democrat lawmakers.
The protest, organized by a coalition of organizations including the Women's March and local immigrant advocacy group CASA de Maryland, was meant to demand the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and an end to family detentions for migrants crossing the southern border. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.
Ms Jayapal has emerged as one of the key rallying points for protests against Trump.
More than one thousand demonstrators from 47 states descended on Washington, DC, for a peaceful protest and sit-in over a "zero tolerance" immigration policy the Trump administration has touted in recent weeks.
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She and other protesters were charged with unlawful demonstration, a charge that includes crowding or obstructing others in a public place.
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"I have two kids and as a white mother, there is nearly no circumstance that they would be taken away from me - ever, " said Victoria Farris, who slept Wednesday night in All Souls Church after participating in civil disobedience training.
Some organizers said they would risk arrest by ignoring any orders to disperse that the Capitol police might issue once their march arrives at the U.S. Congress.
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Organizers said marches or rallies were not sufficient to show their outrage at the administration's "zero tolerance" border policy that brings criminal charges against all adults who enter the United States illegally. Following Trump's signing of an executive order last week-only after the policy sparked worldwide outrage-Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents will no longer separate families.
Ana Maria Archila, executive director of the Center for Popular Democracy, said calling for the disbandment of ICE "would have seemed absurd even a few months ago".
The group marched to the Justice Department and then on toward the Hart Senate Office Building, singing hymns and protest chants in both English and Spanish along the way.
It was an incredibly inspiring protest, incredibly inspiring civil disobedience, as Representative John Lewis likes to say, it's good trouble, she said. Celebrities including Susan Sarandon were among the group of protestors.
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In addition to denouncing the conditions at immigrant detention centers and calling for the abolition of ICE, women also responded to Melania Trump's "I Really Don't Care".