After the march for immigration reform and the health care vote, the accounts of what happened in D.C. on Sunday varied wildly between Spanish-language media and mainstream outlets.
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Dozens of human rights activists set out in a caravan from Phoenix to Washington D.C. to call attention to the criminalization of immigrants in Arizona.
President Obama once again seemed to mollify immigration reform advocates with a statement on his “strong commitment” to the issue, but he did not give them much else.
Advocates started gathering Tuesday morning in Washington D.C. and other communities across the country to hold a day of demonstrations for comprehensive immigration reform.
In the nation’s capital, groups started gathering in the morning at the Church of the Reformation before leaving for Capitol Hill, where they will “speak face-to-face with members of Congress, asking for their support of comprehensive immigration reform,” according to America’s Voice, one of the organizers.
Many participants are tweeting and posting pictures live from the event in Washington. You can follow the stream of live comment on Twitter by clicking here.
The marches include groups from Chicago, Philadelphia, New York and elsewhere. According to AHN, after the visit to Congress there will be “a prayer vigil on the West Lawn of the Capitol, where Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D.-Ill.) … will set forth principles needed for ‘rational and humane approach’ to reform.”
Gutierrez, Univision.com reports, is getting ready to introduce his own comprehensive immigration reform bill, which we’ve reported on recently, although the network’s website said it will not be ready by Tuesday.