Immigration reform rally Saturday in Palmdale

Immigration reform rallyPALMDALE – Dozens of immigration reform supporters will rally in Palmdale on Saturday as part of a final surge of activities to push Congressman “Buck” McKeon (CA-25) toward decisive action on immigration reform before the year’s end.

The rally kicks off at 9 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 7 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, located at 1600 East Avenue R-4 in Palmdale. It will feature supporters from the L.A. County Federation of Labor, Californians for Humane Immigrant Rights and Leadership Action (CHIRLA) Fund, AFSCME, and other groups.

Following the rally, attendees will hit the doors in McKeon’s district to urge voters to call the congressman and encourage him to support H.R. 15, the immigration reform bill that was introduced by House Democrats.  [Read more about the bill here.]

These efforts are part of the ‘Cost of Inaction’ campaign, which has brought together community, labor, faith and immigrant rights groups as part of a grassroots voter contact campaign in nine targeted Congressional districts nationwide, organizers stated in a press release.

McKeon’s district, which includes Palmdale, Lancaster, Santa Clarita, and Simi Valley, is made up of 31.5 percent Latino voters. Recent polling conducted by Magellan Strategies indicated that 73 percent of likely voters in this district are in support of comprehensive immigration reform that contains provisions like those found in H.R. 15, according to organizers of the rally.

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(Information via press release from the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.)

  7 comments for “Immigration reform rally Saturday in Palmdale

  1. retired military
    March 5, 2014 at 9:11 pm


    If your job gets taken away by an undocumented human beign, you deserve it for being dumb.

    Last time I checked, all the good jobs are still, taken by whites. Don’t believe me? Go stand at the entrance gates (in the mornings) at Edwards AFB and pllant 42; and count how many whites and minorities cross through the gate.

    Bottom line, yoj bitch and complian about undocumented human beings but the fact of the matter is, you nor your kids will volunteer to do the jobs that they are doing.

    Yes, they doing the jobs that you and the rest of your republikkkan buddies, won’t do.

    It is time for immigration reform with a path to citizenship.

    Also, stop by the Palmdale and Lancaster

  2. Danny
    February 8, 2014 at 11:33 am

    If you don’t belong leave. Some time ago you could get a job with decent pay and that all changed they drove down the wage per hour because anything is better then what they had. Those who say they don’t burden the system are full off it and most likely use them for cheaper wages. I don’t believe in right to work or everyone deserves the same. Stop with all the BS all ready

  3. NIMBY
    February 8, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Question: Why not protest in your own country and ask your leaders to create better jobs and opportunities? Fight for your rights in your own country and stop breaking our laws.

  4. Sally
    February 7, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    It amazes me the way people think but if they were immigrants they would not like what’s going on. this country is bad not because of immigration or immigrants taking all jobs. It’s not like you guys are going to work once theres openings no way your going to turn down warfare to work your ass off. Right? Also what does it hurt us to let hard working immigrants in it’s not like there here to kill or ask for warfare. There’s been allot of gangs,killing,and other crims and none involve immigrants not that I know off. Just to think that agree country is not what is seems it makes me sad.

    • Richard
      February 8, 2014 at 7:33 am

      I don’t have a problem with immigrants. Our country was built by immigrants. What I do have a problem with is the “illegal” immigrants or “undocumented” immigrants. Abide by our laws…don’t break them.

  5. Lee
    December 7, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Our country was built by immigrants……THAT WORKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! None of the immigrants were handed anything, no welfare, no section 8, no food stamps. They worked their tails off and achieved great things. Our country is not closed to immigration, we just have a process. If our USA is so bad, GO HOME! Let a US citizen go to another country and demand citizenship. We would be laughed at. THis behavior today really just demonstrates their ignorance.

  6. gerry c
    December 7, 2013 at 10:28 am

    It makes me wonder about the thinking abilities of those who complain about the loss of middle class jobs while at the same time saying we need immigration reform (amnesty). 30 years ago, the construction trades (as an example) provided a solid middle class income. Although the work could be hard, the skills were easily picked up and the jobs did not need much education. The pay was often in the $15 to $20 per hour range (remember, this was 30 years ago), and I am not talking union jobs. The influx of undocumented workers drove these wages down as an employer would have to be nuts to pay double or triple the money for the same work. The same has happened in most all areas of semi-skilled labor.

    People want wages to go up? Remove the undocumented workers and watch wages go up as employers will have to compete for workers.

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