NBC Latino

An immigration march in Washington, a national bus tour, visits to legislators and events in cities around the country will all be taking place in the next few weeks and months, as part of a new campaign led by a  group of immigrant, labor, religious, business and civil rights organizations. The Alliance for Citizenship was formed for one purpose — they are pushing for citizenship for the country’s approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants.  The group announced  a Power Up for Citizenship week of action during the Congressional recess to urge legislators to support a pathway to citizenship for all as part of comprehensive immigration reform.

“Since when did a pathway to citizenship become an extreme idea?” said Eliseo Medina, International Secretary-Treasurer of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in a press call today announcing the campaign launch.  “Here’s what’s extreme — to create a permanent underclass,” said Medina.  He was…

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