On Wednesday May 29th Nevadans in Reno and Las Vegas gathered to show support for comprehensive immigration reform.
In Reno more than 1,500 Nevadans packed the Little Flower Catholic Church to hear messages of faith, hope, and determination. ACTIONN, PICO and Immigrants for Justice kicked off the Campaign for Citizenship for immigration reform. PLAN’s board president Theresa Navarro introduced US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and also addressed the North’s other representatives who did not attend (Congressman Mark Amodei had a prior commitment). Theresa conveyed the importance of all political parties and all communities working together for the sake of the people. Immigrant families have to live the brutal reality of our broken immigration system every day. We need Congress to act, this year!
The same night, the Asian community in Las Vegas held a discussion on UNLV’s campus. Immigration reform is often treated only as a Latino issue, but 20% of of the undocumented community in the United States is Asian. Many members of the diverse Asian audience spoke out against fear mongering and racism, and vowed to work together to pass reform this year, and get their communities involved in the process. They also called on their community to come out of the shadows, and share their own personal immigration story.
Debate on the Senate immigration bill begins Monday June 10th. We must call our Senators and let them know that we are watching them, and the time is now for immigration reform.
Join us for immigration reform phone banks on Thursday June 13th and Friday June 14th. We’re also having a Keeping Families Together meeting on Friday June 7th to update everyone in the state of immigration reform. Click the links to RSVP for one or all events.