Immigration reform bus rolls into Nampa
Protestors say immigratioin laws are broken
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A bus with a purpose rolled into Nampa today. Hundreds showed up to push for immigration reform. The immigration reform bus is traveling all over the northwest. It arrived in Nampa to a cheering crowd with a simple message; they say a broken immigration system is tearing families apart. Protestors shouting out, si se puede, yes we can. Their message for the community.
“Yes we can. I think it delivers a message of hope and wanting to step up and be a difference maker and be involved,” said Jose Alfredo Hernandez.
Families of protestors showed up. United in their message they want to deliver to congress, that current immigration laws don’t work.
“I see many, many families in our communities who are impacted by our current immigration system which is really dysfunctional,” said Monica Salazar, an immigration attorney.
Demonstrators say America needs a system to create a roadmap to citizenship. The most recent statistics show 33 percent of immigrants in Idaho are now US citizens with the right to vote.
“The Latino vote has been underestimated for some time we don't want to sit idle we will sit idle no more,” said Hernandez.
Now, these protesters want help making their voices heard. And they want congress to ramp up efforts to reform what they say is a broken system.
“We are a country of immigrants with an immigrant history. And so those individuals who are here today are no different than those who came before, with only the intent to have opportunities and a shot at that American dream,” said Salazar.
The immigration bus then went to Burley for a similar rally Friday night. Those people on the bus all have individual stories to tell. Stories they plan on telling their congressman.