Thousands to rally for immigration reform in DC
WASHINGTON – Tens of thousands of immigrant rights advocates are expected to march through Washington, D.C., on Sunday in support of immigration reform.
Organizers say people have traveled from around the country for the march, which is sponsored by dozens of community, labor and faith groups.
Activists have been frustrated that they’ve had to wait for reform, despite President Barack Obama’s assurances that he remains committed to changing immigration laws. They hope Sunday’s march will re-energize the legislative effort.
The event starts with an interfaith service and rally on the National Mall. Speakers include Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahoney and NAACP president Ben Jealous.
Plans call for the crowd to march about 3 miles to RFK Stadium at 5 p.m.