Activists Rally for Immigration Reform | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Activists Rally for Immigration Reform

Play associated audio

D.C. area immigrants and activists were on Capitol Hill yesterday calling on lawmakers and President Obama to act on immigration reform.

A large crowd gathered in the shadow of the Capitol and invoked President Obama's campaign message of change. They want him to deliver on his promise to push for overhauling America's immigration laws.

The Reverend Simon Bautista with the Episcopal Diocese of Washington says pushing for change is part of his calling. Bautista says he doesn't want to see any more families torn apart because of the immigration system.

"People are s cared and afraid that at some point they are going to be divided. The fact that I can see a family attending my church today and eventually I will not see this family anymore because they are afraid and they have to start packing and getting ready in case they are being deported," said Bautista.

Even with Democrats controlling Congress and the White House, the push for changing America's immigration system is proving difficult. President Obama says it's still among his top priorities but doesn't expect to sign legislation before the end of this year.

Manuel Quinones reports...

NPR

Sandwich Monday: The 'Shroom Burger From Shake Shack

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a next-level veggie burger: the 'Shroom Burger from Shake Shack. It's a fried mushroom burger stuffed with two types of cheese.
NPR

Sandwich Monday: The 'Shroom Burger From Shake Shack

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a next-level veggie burger: the 'Shroom Burger from Shake Shack. It's a fried mushroom burger stuffed with two types of cheese.
WAMU 88.5

D.C. Gets A 'C' On Homelessness Report Card

The DC Fiscal Policy Institute released its report card on D.C.'s efforts to help homeless families. Giving the city a "C" average, the card says "the District is taking steps" that may or may not result in any real change.
NPR

What You Need To Know About Subprime Lending For Smartphones

A new startup focuses on offering loans for the purchase of top-of-the-line smartphones. But what seem like deals come with hefty markups.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.