On the occasion of the first anniversary of the historic Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, which reached 101 cities and culminated in a rally and Lobby Day in Washington and a rally of 200,000 in New York City, immigrants, advocates, and their allies are holding a series of actions across the U.S. to renew the push for progressive immigration system reform.

During the Sept. 20-26 “National Week of Action for Immigration Reform,” more than 70 events are taking place in more than 50 cities in 25 states highlighting the need for passage of the AgJOBS bill, giving qualified immigrant farm workers a path to citizenship; passage of the DREAM Act, allowing immigrant students to pursue their goals; opposition to the repressive CLEAR Act and other efforts to turn local police into immigration agents; support for the Civil Liberties Restoration Act; and support for the SOLVE Act, which would reunite families and provide a path for many immigrants to earn legal immigration status.

A national Lobby Day for the legislation took place in Washington on Sept. 21.

The actions are sponsored by a broad coalition of over 70 labor, community, religious, and immigrant groups. Look for more coverage in next week’s World.

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