Immigration Advocates Turn up the Heat

Idaho Community Action Network

The fate of immigration reform in Congress is still up in the air. But there’s no question that advocates have grabbed the attention of lawmakers this August.

Pro-reform activists have organized rallies across the country designed to convince Republicans to back a proposal that legalizes undocumented immigrants. Their largest effort yet came this week, when over 1,000 people rallied in Bakersfield, Calif. to put pressure on Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the third-ranking House Republican.

McCarthy said he’s open to changing the nation’s immigration laws, but he hasn't voiced support for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

Check out the video above to see what message advocates sent McCarthy and other lawmakers around the country.

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