November 12, 2008
Immigrant groups are calling on the incoming Obama administration to push for “just and humane immigration reform” and “a pathway to legalization”—amnesty and citizenship for illegal immigrants.
The National Capital Immigrant Coalition (NCIC) and the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) held a press conference Tuesday at the National Press Club to announce a “mass mobilization” by illegal immigrants that is scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21—one day after the president-elect is sworn into office.
The mobilization is part of a series of events “designed to open a dialogue between lawmakers and the community,” according to FIRM, a group of pro-amnesty immigration organizations, policy makers and union leaders.
FIRM is calling on the Obama administration to enact immigration reform and “put an immediate stop to raids that have terrorized immigrant families.”
This article was posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 1:26 pm