Twenty-one days and 285 miles later, PICO California’s Pilgrimage for Citizenship ended in Bakersfield, California yesterday, with more than 2,000 immigration reform advocates joining 15 pilgrims in House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) home district. Eleven pilgrims (symbolizing the 11 million immigrants waiting for immigration reform in the US) began the walk in Sacramento last month,… Continue »

Below is the seventh article in the series, “Immigration Reform Summer,” by Gebe Martinez, Advisor to America’s Voice Education Fund.  This article is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper attribution.  View other posts in the series here. Through the canyons of California and to the southern end of the San… Continue »

The following is a press release from the Alliance 4 Citizenship: Reform activists from 40 cities and towns descend in Bakersfield after leading largest statewide caravan ever  View photos of the event here Today, 1,900 immigrants, Latinos, Asians, and immigration reform supporters paid a visit to Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s office, the third-ranking Republican member of… Continue »

In an article titled, “Immigration Overhaul Advocates Make Big August Push,” Holly Yeager of the  Washington Post writes: “An unusual alliance of advocates — including Internet moguls and evangelicals, representatives of big business and labor unions — is working across the country during the August congressional recess in an all-out push for immigration reform.  The broad… Continue »

August recess–a whole stretch of time from early August to early September when Congress is not in session–is coming up, and for immigration reform advocates that means one thing: mobilizing in Congressional districts across the nation to make it clear that we want immigration reform, now. Some local advocacy groups in California and across the… Continue »