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Immigration Reform Rally Held at South San Jose Park



    An immigration reform rally was held at a San Jose park Saturday.

    The rally, held at Great Oaks Park, is part of a National Day of Action for Citizenship.

    The goal was to urge members of Congress to approve a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.  

    One community organizer said there is a huge upside to immigration reform

    "When we allow immigrants to be able to fully contribute in society, we believe we're going to see better economic progress," Community Organizer Lucila Ortiz said. "We're gonna see more businesses open up and more trust in the community in general, safer communities because they wont' be in fear that families might be separated."
    Saturday's event is one of nine in California and was sponsored by People Improving Communities Through Organizing (PICO).


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