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Caravan for Immigration Reform Visits Farmworkers in Apopka

The Caravan Riders invite Congressman Mica and Senator Rubio to “Say Yes” to an immigration reform with a real path to citizenship and a way to keep families together

WHAT:            Press Conference

WHEN:            Monday, March 4th at 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:          1264 Apopka Boulevard, Apopka, FL 32703

WHO: Immigrant families, Commnity members, Farmworkers Association of Florida, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Centro Campesino, Young American Dreamers

Orlando, FL –The Florida Caravan “Making the Road to Citizenship” will stop in Apopka to visit the Farmworkers Association of Florida on it’s 4th day on the road. The Caravan kicked-off in Haines City last Friday, March 1st, and will travel throughout different parts of Florida until its grand finale in Miami for the Calle 8 Festival on March 10th. (See full itinerary here). This is part of a National Bus Tour happening simultaneously in 19 states and over 90 cities across the nation.

The Caravan Riders include undocumented families, farmworkers and young Dreamers, who will be sharing their immigration stories and inviting Floridians to stand up and demand immigration reform to their direct U.S. Senators and Representatives.

The farmworkers are one of the main groups that could benefit from an immigration reform, and they want to make sure any proposal that is presented in Washington, D.C.  provides a real and inclusive path to citizenship and keeps their families together.

“We are inviting community members in Apopka to call and visit Rep. John Mica and Sen. Marco Rubio who represent their district. We expect Rep. Mica to hear his constituents, many of them who are farmworkers and immigrant families, and take a stance in favor of an immigration reform that keeps the District producing and frees thousands of families from the fear of being torn apart,” says Juan Rodriguez from the Florida Immigrant Coalition. “We will also support Senator’s Rubio leadership on Immigration Reform as long as he ensures we have a real opportunity to a path to citizenship.”

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