Many immigrants come to the Los Angeles area not only seeking better opportunities, but to be reunited with family members as well. Families are the units that bind people together and as a nation it is important that instead of trying to rip them apart, we work toward protecting those bonds with improved family-based immigration laws.
This is precisely the aim of new immigration reform being presented to Congress. Rallies around the country have taken place in support of these new laws. One fairly recent immigrant to the country participated in a rally that was planned to honor Mother’s Day and highlight the fact that deportations can have devastating effects on families.