Thursday, November 21, 2013

Walking for reform: Immigrants begin NJ pilgrimage to gather support

Supporters of immigration reform are walking across New Jersey, with more joining them every day.    - - Donna Poisl

Written by William Sokolic, Courier-Post

When her grandfather passed away in Mexico in September, Magali Rodriguez couldn’t be there to say goodbye.

The Bellmawr resident has not seen her grandparents since she entered the United States 20 years ago as an illegal immigrant. She was 3.

“Yet I am not a legal resident,” she said Monday outside Camden’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, where she joined more than two dozen others for the start of a nine-day pilgrimage in support of national immigration reform.

Without such reform, Rodriguez likely would be detained if she went to Mexico and tried to re-enter the U.S.
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