NM Religious Leaders To Hold Rally

Mar 1, 2013

Religious leaders from different faiths are scheduled to hold a rally in support of federal immigration reform.

The coalition of faith leaders are slated Friday to meet at the First Christian Church in Las Cruces and call on federal lawmakers to draft "compassionate" comprehensive immigration reform.

In addition, Sarah Nolan, executive director of CAFe Comunidades en Accion y de Fe, says the coalition is launching its "Campaign for Citizenship" aimed at advocating that the country's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants be given a pathway to U.S. citizenship.

The rally comes a Rev. Oscar Cantu was installed Thursday as bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces.

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