New York - March 4, 2010 - Frustration and dissatisfaction with Congress and President Obama's failure to complete his promise of immigration reform has led organizers from around the country preparing to march on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on March 21, 2010.
It is the intention of the organizers to rally tens of thousand of supporters to push for immigration reform this year. The march, organized by the Reform Immigration For America coalition, will also bring together organizers concentrating on different aspects on the immigration problem. This includes supporters for the DREAM Act,, which would grant legalization for children who entered this U.S. before they reached 16 years of age, reform for the 12 million illegal aliens, agricultural reform and better immigration detention practice.
This is a massive grass roots movement to raise public awareness of the plight of the immigrant. Hundreds of state immigration associations have been making the rounds; going to churches, knocking on doors, making phone calls, contacting their state representatives and organizing caravans of people to attend the March event.
As Moses Apsan, a well know immigration attorney in the New York and New Jersey area said " Immigration reform can happen this year and none too soon. Last year's failed attempt at immigration reform was caused by right wing anti- immigration fanatics that held seats in the House of Representatives. Thank goodness, that most of them have been 'thrown out with the bathwater' when the democrats took over the House."
As we approach conclusion of the health care reform laws, immigration reform should be next on Obama's plate.