3 members of Congress arrested at Trump Tower protest

Democratic speaker of New York's City Council Melissa Mark Viverito in New York in 2014. AP

Gutierrez is among the most emotional advocates for comprehensive immigration reform and has been a strident critic of Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an Obama-era executive action that granted temporary legal protection to hundreds of thousands of young "dreamers", or children of undocumented immigrants.

Four Latino Democratic politicians were arrested outside Trump Tower in NY on Tuesday while protesting the president's actions on immigration and calling for legislation to protect young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S.as children.

The offices of Reps. The Democratic speaker of New York's City Council, Melissa Mark-Viverito, also was handcuffed and led away. Mark-Viverito's office shared a video of her arrest.

Espaillat, the first formerly undocumented member of Congress, participated because he wanted to stand up "for immigrant youth to say loud and clear - unequivocally, that he dedicates his work in Congress to protecting immigrants, immigrant families, and their future in America", his spokeswoman Candace Randle Person said in a statement.

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No additional information about the incident was immediately available.

Protesters called on the president, who is staying at his Manhattan home while in town for the United Nations General Assembly, to work with Congress to craft a "clean" version of the DREAM Act. "All of us or none of us", they chanted.

Trump met with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) last week at the White House to discuss a potential compromise to extend DACA protections paired with efforts to boost border security. Republicans have expressed reservations about the path to citizenship in that bill, and are insisting any fix include border security measures at a minimum.

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