A group of Californians walking from Sacramento to Bakersfield to shed light on immigration reform made passionate pleas to legalize some 11 million undocumented people in the United States to U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock and Patterson residents Friday Aug. 16 at Sacred Heart Church at 520 I St.
The Pilgrimage for a Pathway to Citizenship is composed of a group of 11 people making a 285-mile foot trek from Sacramento to Bakersfield. Each one represents the 11 million undocumented residents of the United States sponsored by PICO, a statewide faith-based organizing effort to unite 450 congregations to work on issues for low income and working class families in California. PICO sponsors the Campaign for Citizenship, representing immigrant families and people of faith working together to win citizenship for the 11 million undocumented U.S. residents.
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