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Immigrant Families Demand Immigration Reform, Reiterate March 21st Deadline for Senate to Introduce Legislation With Path To Citizenship
National storytelling bus tour culminates on Capitol Hill With Visits, Actions
(WASHINGTON)—Immigrant families who took part in the nearly 3-week, 19-state, 90-city national Keeping Families Together bus tour came to Capitol Hill today demanding legislation with a path to citizenship.
The more than 100 families from all areas of the country told their stories of dealing with the broken immigration system at a people’s hearing attended by these members of Congress: Luis Gutierrez, D-Illinois; Mike Honda, D-California; Judy Chu, D-California; Juan Vargas, D-California; Steven Horsford, D-Nevada, and; Bill Foster, D-Illinois.
After the hearing the families visited the offices of several members of the Senate’s Gang of 8 to tell their stories. They also held actions at Sen. Marco Rubio’s office and another at the Republican National Committee demanding that GOP members introduce a bill with a path to citizenship.
“The stories these families have been...