Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 08, 2013
As pressure mounts on Congress to vote this year on immigration reform with a path to citizenship, Latino community members from across the U.S. are reminding Congress that tens of thousands of military service members are immigrants who have defended our country and now seek a path to citizenship for their families and those who are willing to earn the right to become citizens.
Latinos from across the U.S. are issuing the reminder to Congress through postcards, as part of a campaign that was organized by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the Hispanic Federation (HF), and Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA). The national groups advocate for immigration reform that protects the civil and human rights of all workers and members of our society.
Next week’s push for action on immigration reform campaign, beginning with Veterans Day, will be discussed on a press call that will include Jesus Magaña, who was serving in the U.S. Air Force two years ago when his sister was placed in deportation proceedings.
Brent Wilkes, National Executive Director, League of United Latin American Citizens
Jesus Magaña, Military veteran
Jose Calderón, President, Hispanic Federation
Hector Sanchez, Executive Director, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
Latino community leaders discuss state of play on commonsense immigration reform debate as Veterans Day postcards are delivered to Congress calling for action this year.
Tuesday, Nov. 12 - 12:00 p.m. Noon Eastern; 9:00 a.m. Pacific
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