Group Travels to DC for Immigration Reform

Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013  |  Updated 7:19 AM EDT
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Group Travels to DC for Immigration Reform

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A group is leaving New Haven today to rally for immigration reform in Washington, DC.

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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.

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