Sept. 28, 2013
Supporters of immigration reform want to recapture some of the energy from the massive marches that took place in 2006 when they take to the streets again next Saturday in Phoenix and cities across the country.
Next Saturday’s marches are not expected to be nearly as large as those in 2006. But reform advocates still believe they will be big enough to grab the attention of lawmakers in Congress and spur them to pass a bill that includes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Supporters say they hope to tap into the mounting frustration over the slow pace of action in the U.S. House of Representatives, where immigration reform has stalled since the Senate passed its own bill in June that calls for billions in additional border-security spending along with a pathway to citizenship.