Washington, D.C. – Bronx rapper Mysonne was arrested during an immigration protest in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday (February 27).
Mysonne, along with a number of other activists including Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, were protesting for a clean DREAM Act, a permanent solution for Temporary Protected Status/Deferred Enforced Departure holders, as well as opposing President Trump’s attempts to repeal the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program.
45 created the #DACA crisis. He chose to put the families through turmoil. His vulgar and disgraceful rhetoric towards black immigrants, inconsistencies, and inability to govern have caused uncertainty and fear among #DREAMers and their families. He owns this chaos. pic.twitter.com/spUP7dMRoF
— Yvette D. Clarke (@RepYvetteClarke) February 27, 2018
Mysonne was filmed being escorted away in handcuffs when someone asked him why he was being arrested.
“Because I stand for something,” the Bronx rapper said while officers ushered him away. “Because black immigration is our problem.”
Mysonne later hit Instagram to reveal he had been released from custody, but insisted there is still more work to do.