More than 250 advocates and immigrant workers, including approximately 60 members from the Latino Union of Chicago,
met in Washington D.C. last week to make their voices heard by
legislators and push for a moratorium on deportations while a deal on immigration
reform is being hashed out.
On February 13, immigrant groups from across then nation, organized by the United Workers Congress, attended the first Senate hearing on immigration, met with U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D, IL-4), rallied on the Hill and met with legislators from their respective states.
Members of the Latino Union of Chicago met with U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the bipartisan group of senators dubbed the Gang of Eight, to ask about features of their recently released proposal “Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.”
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