WASHINGTON - Hundreds of immigrant families across Washington State are holding public meetings in Walla Walla, Wenatchee, Yakima, Seattle and Vancouver on Wednesday to discuss comprehensive immigration reform.
Thousands of supporters are also marching in the nation's capitol today, supporting a congressional bill that would put 11 million immigrants, who are illegally in the United States, on a path to citizenship. Congress is expected to announce the bill on Thursday.
The immigration group, OneAmerica and the Service Employees International Union Washington will host Wednesday's community meetings. The meetings will highlight stories of families affected by the country's immigration system, give updates about comprehensive immigration reform proposals, and offer community members ways to get involved.
The meetings on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 as scheduled as follows:
- WALLA WALLA: 4-6PM at Walla Faces, 216 E Main Street
- YAKIMA: 12:30PM at St. Michael Episcopal Church, 5 S Naches Ave.
- WENATCHEE: 6PM at the Wenatchee Community Center, 504 S Chelan Ave.
- SEATTLE: 3-6pm in front of Federal Building, 915 2nd Ave.
- VANCOUVER: 11AM at Saint John Evangelist Catholic Church, Fireside Room, 8701 NE 119th St.