This Wednesday April 10th people around the nation will come together to call on national leaders to work toward fair immigration reform.
Led by both secular and faith-based groups at both the state and local levels, these events will work to call attention to the need for comprehensive immigration reform that keeps families together, allows students who have attended American high schools access to in-state tuition, and bring an end to the human rights abuses of immigrant detention.
If you live in Arkansas you can take place in what is being dubbed the Immigration Reform National Day of Action.
For those living in Little Rock, Arkansas you can attend a vigil at St. Edwards Catholic Church at 805 Sherman Street beginning at 7:00 p.m. Hear speeches from local leaders and gather in solidarity with seven other similar events taking place across the state (see flyer for details). You can also keep up to date with the Facebook event page here.
If you live in Northwest Arkansas, learn more about the event here. For those living in Arkansas who want to become more involved, including taking part in immigrant detention visits, supporting the local Dream Act, and helping families hurt my deportation, please contact our friends at El Zocalo Immigrant Resource Center.
Here are a few videos about the need for keeping families together and the Dream Act.
End Immigrant Detention: An Infographic About the Ramifications of Detention.
Undocumented Shadows: A Dream Act Infographic :
Why Make it Harder for Arkansans to Attend College? Produced by Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.