Immigrant Advocates Reach Out To Obama
Coalition Appears in D.C. To Press Agenda, Events
"We voted in the millions, and now we're going to demand progress in the millions," says Angelica Salas of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. (By Alfredo Duarte Pereira -- El Tiempo Latino)
By N.C. Aizenman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, November 12, 2008; Page B05
Dozens of immigrant advocates from across the country convened in Washington yesterday to call on President-elect Barack Obama to halt work-site immigration raids and fulfill campaign pledges to offer the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States a path to citizenship within his first year in office.
Representatives of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, a coalition of grass-roots organizations from Los Angeles, New York and the Washington area, also announced plans to mobilize tens of thousands of immigrants and their supporters for a demonstration on the Mall on Jan. 21, the day after Obama's inauguration.
"We voted in the millions, and now we're going to demand progress in the millions," said Angelica Salas, director of one of the allied organizations, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, at a news conference to publicize the movement's efforts...more
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
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