Immigration Reform Tour Ends in East Boston Today
Immigrant families and advocates tell personal stories to promote family unity through comprehensive immigration reform
BOSTON – At 1:30 p.m. today, the New England Keeping Families Together Bus Tour finishes its three-day circuit across four states with a press event at the Paris Street Gymnasium in East Boston. The event culminates a tour that ranged from Nashua, New Hampshire to Providence, Rhode Island, as immigrant communities throughout New England welcomed a bus with undocumented immigrants willing to share their personal stories and ask Congress and to Keep Families Together.
The Keeping Families Together Bus traveling through New England this weekend
The tour is part of the “Keeping Families Together” campaign sponsored by the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM). This national mobilization includes seven regional bus tours that have been stopping in 19 states and visiting more than 90 cities. At each stop, immigrants have joined with advocates and allies to share their stories of family separation, both to foster unity and to reveal the trauma inflicted by our broken immigration system. The goal is to move Congress to swiftly pass comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for the United States’ 11 million undocumented immigrants
WHAT: The “Keeping Families Together” Bus Tour
FINAL TOUR STOPS:
Monday, March 4
10 A.M.— Interfaith Breakfast
Haitian Assembly of God
204 Court Street
CONTACT: Janine Carreiro, 774-272-0664. email@example.com
1:30 P.M. — Closing Press Conference
Paris Street Gymnasium,
112 Paris Street
East Boston, MA
CONTACT: Erika Sanchez, 857-246-1133, firstname.lastname@example.org
To join the tour bus, or to meet the bus at any of the stops, please contact Pedro Portillo at email@example.com, or 617-350-5480 ext. 206
For more information on New England Coalition for Keeping Families Together, visit http://www.facebook.com/NewEnglandKFT and http://www.facebook.com/MIRACoalition to hear stories from more families, go to www.keepingfamiliestogether.net.
Supporters of the New England Keeping Families Together Bus Tour: Brockton Interfaith Community, Comité de Inmigrantes en Acción, Community Connections of Brockton, East Boston Ecumenical Community Council (EBECC), Fuerza Laboral (Providence, RI), Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC), JUNTA for Progressive Action (New Haven, CT), Latinas Know Your Rights, Massachusetts Community Action Network/PICO National Network, Maria Luisa de Moreno International Foundation, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), New Bedford Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts (CEDC), New Hampshire Alliance of Immigrants and Refugees, REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, Roca Inc, SEIU 615, Unidad Latina (New Haven, CT), Worcester Immigrant Coalition.