A group is leaving New Haven today to rally for immigration reform in Washington, DC.
A group is traveling from New Haven to Washington, DC this morning to lobby for federal immigration reform.
The local group is expected to join tens of thousands of people for a rally on Capitol Hill to put
pressure on President Barack Obama to sign a bill for what they call commonsense immigration reform.
Supporters of the legislation want the federal government to enact law that would include a realistic path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
“We're going to have about 150,000,” Timothy Eakins, an immigration activist, said. “This has to be a humane and fair reform."
The rally in Washington begins at 3:30 p.m.
The Connecticut Immigrant Rights Alliance organized rallies in Danbury, New Haven and Bridgeport on Tuesday and in Stamford and Hartford on Wednesday.