A Fast For Immigrant Rights Opens Weekend of Actions in Virginia: Protest and March this Saturday!
04 Feb 2007 18:09 GMT
This weekend Richmond, VA will be the center of attention as community and civil rights organizations from across Virginia come together in the Journey for Immigrant Justice. This Journey comprises four days of activities all designed to send one unified message to the Virginia legislature. Virginia�s economy and quality of life depend on the contributions of Virginia�s hardworking immigrants. Virginia�s elected officials must reject the dozens of anti-immigrant bills that are before the House and Senate. These bills attack the human and civil rights of both immigrants and citizens who support them. They range from bills that would allow every law enforcement official from state troopers to game wardens to serve as immigration agents to legislation making it a felony to assist an immigrant that is undocumented with humanitarian aid. The bills would burden our faith-based organizations, encourage racial profiling, and divert scarce resources from the core missions of our state agencies and non-profits.