Religious Groups to Pray With Lawmakers for Immigration Reform
Pro-immigrant religious groups with about 700 members from nine different states plan to rally this afternoon on the West Lawn of the Capitol to press for immigration reform.
Immigrants, including veterans fighting deportation, will speak at the event, as will Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), who, with House and Senate allies, will set out key principles of a comprehensive immigration reform bill he plans to introduce later this fall. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) and Congressional Asian Pacific Caucus Member Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) are also expected to speak at the event.
The rally is being organized by an immigrants’ advocacy coalition called Reform Immigration for America.