Hundreds rally for immigration reform at Faneuil Hall
BOSTON (WHDH) -- People participated in rallies along the east coast today in support of immigration reform.
A group of bi-partisan senators continue to negotiate an agreement for the bill and are expected to make an announcement as early as this week.
People gathered in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Miami, and Boston to show their support. Hundreds packed into Faneuil Hall, making their voices heard.
The cries for immigration reform grew loudly Saturday morning.
Hundreds of immigrants and their supporters packed Faneuil Hall and marched the streets of downtown Boston.
All as the nationwide immigration debate heats up in congress over the next few weeks.
“It's hard to see what's coming up with the gang of eight. They know what it is that we need…and the path to citizenship is a critical part of it,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Warren and Congressman Joe Kennedy III are among those calling for what they call "commonsense" immigration reform.
“I'm talking to my colleagues across the country. The moment has come to get immigration done. And it's something we need, our families need and we've got that chance,” said Kennedy.
All of this is part of a nationwide effort to lobby congress for a clear-cut path to citizenship for the country's 11 million undocumented immigrants.
Among those marching, Jesus Enciso, an undocumented immigrant who says being called "illegal" is like a stab and wishes for an easier path to citizenship.
“It would make life so much easier. It would make me realize how I can study, how much I can bring to this country,” said Enciso.