Immigration activists march for reform in California

Immigration reform activists descended on Bakersfield, California on Wednesday in what officials call one of the biggest rallies of the year.

United Farm Workers of America officials say 4,000 people were in attendance, asking the government to create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

Although Congressman Kevin McCarthy is out of town, activists said Wednesday they sent a message to his office that they want McCarthy to pass the immigration reform bill, a bill that passed the Senate, but right now is stalled in the House.

They came from all across the state.

“We’ve got people from Coachella, San Jose, the coast,” said Dolores Huerta, President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

“This is something historic to take place here in Bakersfield,” said Arturo Rodriguez, UFW President.

Their message is for Congressman Kevin McCarthy.

“Representative McCarthy is not just a representative of this congressional district, he’s also one of the top leaders in the Republican party in the House of Representatives,” said Eliseo Medina, Secretary-Treasurer of the SEIU.

That’s why they’re asking the Congressman to support the immigration reform bill that passed the Senate and is currently stalled in the House.

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