Approximately 50 immigrant rights activists held a prayer vigil outside the Chicago office of U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D, IL-3) Wednesday, hoping to convince the lawmaker to support comprehensive immigration reform.
Lipinski, who was one of only six Democrats in the U.S. House to support a Republican-authored restrictive abortion bill last month, has generally been unclear
regarding his position on immigration reform and has not offered his
support for legislation that was recently passed in the U.S. Senate.
July 15, was Congressman Lipinski’s birthday, and I want to
congratulate him because he could celebrate his birthday with his
family. Today is my husband’s birthday, and because of the broken
immigration system, he is not with his family,” said Carolina Rivera,
40, one of Wednesday’s demonstrators. Read more »