Not Just Any Bill, the Right Bill for America
CHIRLA families join tens of thousands immigration reform advocates gathering this week in Washington, DC and major other U.S. cities to call on Congress to deliver a fair, inclusive, and humane bill
Los Angeles – The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) announced today plans to travel to Washington, DC to join tens of thousands of immigration reform advocates expected to descend on the capitol April 10 and 11 to be part of the largest path to citizenship advocacy and lobbying actions this country has ever seen.
CHIRLA is part of more than fifty organizations from California heading east this week. The national rally and lobby day is part of concerted national effort to bring to Congress the stories of millions of undocumented workers living in the U.S. and to urge the Senate and the House to move with a bill already. More than 385 buses will bring families from throughout the United States, principally the eastern and southern states.
The following is a statement from Angelica Salas, executive director for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), a regional human, civil, and immigrant rights organization with national impact.
“Clearly, a lot of hard work has gone into forging a healthy consensus around a path to citizenship in the House and Senate. We are most appreciative of that effort. But until now, we have only heard pronouncements.
As tens of thousands of families converge in Washington, DC, and in at least twenty-five major cities in the United States, we will tell congress our stories. We will tell them we are ready for them to pass legislation we can support and one the President can sign without delay.