Aurora Ureta, a Medical Records Clerk at Clinica Romero and an active Los Angeles area community member, joined the bus tour to show her support for immigration reform. She remembers when she first came to the U.S. in 1976 after the massive earthquake in Guatemala. In the wake of the terrible earthquake, jobs were scarce so she parted from her family to find opportunities in the U.S.
There are many stories similar to that of Aurora and many of these community members are on the bus tour, reaching out to members of Congress and asking them to support immigration reform with a path to citizenship to help keep families together.
You can download the Keeping Families Together bus tour schedule here.
Please note that the times next to the locations indicates the departure time of the tour from each stop.
You can help support the tour by joining us at one of our stops and by spreading the word to your co-workers and friends. Here are some photos from Day #1 of the bus tour.
- Immigrant Families In California Launch Bus Tour To Back Immigration Reform, Pathway To Citizenship (Huffington Post)
- Video – Univision National Broadcast: FIRM Bus Tour Stops in L.A. 03-04-13 (Univision, Spanish)
- Activists Kick Off Bus Tour for Immigration Reform (KTLA)
- Immigrant Rights: Keeping Families Together Bus Tour Launches In L.A. (NeonTommy)
- Keeping Families Together Immigration Bus Tour to Visit Rep. Ed Royce (The Liberal OC)
- Hispanics ask Congress to support immigration reform (Mundo Fox)
- AM Alert: Immigration bus tour starts rolling through California (Capitol Alert)
- Immigrant families in U.S. start interstate tour to push for immigration reform (Xinhuanet)
- Immigration Reform Bus Tour – Keeping Families Together