Sen. Feinstein's Westwood Office To Be Target Of Pro-Immigrant Protest
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For most intents and purposes, Dianne Feinstein is a fairly progressive and pro-immigrant senator from California.
But immigrants' rights groups feel she hasn't gone far enough, fast enough, especially in light of President Obama's call for comprehensive immigration reform that would include a path to citizenship for those who've been here for years:
They're especially not happy that Feinstein questioned the need for families to be kept in tact north of the border in situations where some relatives are here illegally.
For the record, the senator says she's pro-immigration reform all the way:
It is my belief that these reforms must be sensible and fair, meet the needs of families and workers, provide effective enforcement and security at the borders, and offer a pathway to earned citizenship that requires undocumented immigrants pay taxes and fines, pass background checks and learn English.
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Still, a coalition of groups, including labor advocates from the AFL-CIO and SEIU, will be hanging out outside Feinstein's West Los Angeles office tomorrow, hoping to persuade her that reform needs to happen yesterday -- their way.
According to a joint statement from the groups, they will be ...
... urging her to be a leader for commonsense immigration reform with a real pathway to citizenship.
Immigration reform advocates are calling for a comprehensive solution to fix our broken immigration system - one that raises the quality of jobs for all workers, keeps families together and creates a realistic roadmap for aspiring citizens.
All the fun starts at 11:30 a.m., with a march from Westwood Park to Feinstein's office at the Westwood Gateway Buildings, 11111 Santa Monica Boulevard, where a press conference will be held at 12:30 p.m.
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