Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Immigration Advocates Rally in Bakersfield
Several thousand immigration reform advocates descended on the Bakersfield office of Congressman Kevin McCarthy today demanding a fix to the nation’s immigration system, including a pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers. Some 350 bus and carloads of activists came from all corners of California in what is being called the largest caravan in the state’s history. McCarthy is the House of Representatives majority whip, which is the third most powerful position in the body. Leaders of the action say they want to highlight the urgency of immigration reform in the immigrant, Latino and Asian communities. Over 4 million people have deported in the past ten years because of Congressional inaction on immigration reform. Vic Bedoian reports from Fresno.