As the drumbeat toward Sunday’s March for America continues, the Spanish-language media also covers yesterday’s press conference announcing the launch of the national Esperanza for America campaign, and developments in several states regarding immigration raids and enforcement.
Esperanza for America. The Hispanic Evangelical network Esperanza held a press conference yesterday featuring Democratic Senator Bob Menendez and Republican Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart to announce its Esperanza for America grassroots campaign for immigration reform. An EFE report quotes Reverend Luis Cortés saying:
“We reject the notion that conservatives do not support immigration reform… The purpose of Esperanza for America is to make sure that Congress hears that 60% of Americans consistently support immigration reform.”
Cortés leads the Esperanza network, which includes over 12,000 congregations and community organizations.