The United Workers of Washington DC, together with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and the DC Coalition for Immigrant Rights, is leading a march in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to demand solutions to fix our broken immigration system.
The march – which begins at 11 a.m. in Mt. Pleasant Park/Lamont Park and ends in Lafayette Park near the White House – is one of over 50 events across the country that will highlight the human rights crisis created by our current immigration system.
Saturday’s march and culminating rally in front of the White House is an important opportunity for allies to show solidarity with the immigrant communities that are directly impacted by harsh immigration enforcement practices. Many of these immigrants play vital roles in our community – as workers, students, and parents – as they pursue a better life for themselves and for their families. One thing is clear: the human cost of our broken immigration system is too great.
The Leadership Conference will be among those marching and rallying on Saturday to urge our leaders to stand with the majority of Americans who believe that we should respect the dignity of undocumented people, who are simply trying to live and prosper. Follow @civilrightsorg on Twitter for updates during the event and check back here next week for a recap.