Immigrant Rights Rally and Congressional Forum
Friday 22 June @ 14:23:53
This Saturday, June 23, Congressman Keith Ellison and Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez will hold a public forum on immigration reform in South Minneapolis at 2 p.m. at Washburn High School, 201 W. 49th St. The Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Coalition will hold a rally at 12:30, before the hearing, to ask Congress to pass a resolution to stop the raids and deportations that continue to terrorize the immigrant communities. Erika Zurawski, a member of MIRAC said, "As Congress refuses to find a solution to our broken immigration system, hundreds of families right here in Minnesota are being torn apart as their mothers, fathers, wives and husbands get taken from their homes and workplaces by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The only just reform is one that recognizes the contributions of immigrants to our communities and allows for the immediate and unconditional legalization of all immigrants working and living in the United States."