Photo: United We Dream
House Republicans gathered today to chart their way forward on immigration reform. While they were inisde, activists from all over the country, many of them DREAMers, rallied outside the U.S. Capitol to let lawmakers know the time to act on immigration is now.
Check out video of the rally below.
Video streaming by Ustream The rally was preceded by a mock naturalization ceremony, which featured outspoken immigration reform advocate, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) United We Dream, one of the organizers of today’s events, had one message for House leaders: deliver immigration reform with a real roadmap to citizenship and stop this out-of-control border militarization and enforcement.
“Speaker Boehner and Members of Congress, take a good look. This is the face of America and this is our home…and our community will not stand for piecemeal or comprehensive legislation that falls short of citizenship for our 11 million brothers and sisters,” said Lorella Praeli, Director of Advocacy and Policy at United We Dream. “The choice is yours, Speaker Boehner; you can bring your party to the evolving America, or you can relegate your party to the past.”
Our friends at America’s Voice have compiled some of their favorite photos and tweets from the day’s events. Check them out below.