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200,000 Activists Demand Immigration Reform

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The Atlantic Philanthropies |

On Sunday March 21st, a number of Atlantic staff joined grantees and two hundred thousand diverse activists from across the country in a march in Washington D.C. to demand that immigration reform be on President Obama’s agenda this year.  Like the advocates we support, we believe that immigration reform – a path to citizenship for more than 11 million people who live and work in the United States and contribute to their families and communities without recognition, basic rights or security – is a matter of fundamental justice.  Congress must act before the fall election cycle, to ensure that immigration reform becomes a reality in the very near future. This cannot wait. The time for action is now.

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