Tens of thousands of people are expected to
Obama of a campaign promise to overhaul the nations immigration laws.
Ohno, assistant communication director of the National Immigration Forum, a
prominent immigrant advocacy organization.
nation, states the Campaign to Reform Immigration for
website. We can do nothing and watch as our families and communities continue
to be torn apart by the broken immigration system Or we can stand up.
his State of the Union address, I think Obama mentioned 36 words about
immigration, said Julissa
Bisono, the workplace justice
organizer at Make
2,000 people to travel to the capital. Its
been a year already and immigration has been put on the back burner.
Obama met with his Domestic Policy Council to discuss jump-starting the reform
effort and has pushed Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Lindsey Graham
(R-SC) to take the lead on crafting legislation.
expect the President and Congress to move beyond meetings to concrete
bipartisan legislative action, said Ali Noorani, executive director of the
National Immigration Forum, in a March 5 statement.
150 buses to bring New Yorkers to
for the March for
story, Ohno said. This is for all Americans who really care about moving this