Comprehensive immigration reform rally in Washington, DC a success

Yesterday I was in Washington, DC participating in the rally in support of comprehensive immigration reform. It is estimated that more than 100,000 people participated in the event which featured speeches from community leaders and personalities from the artistic, political and union world.

Among the people who participated and who I had the opportunity to see and hear Dolores Huerta, Senator Robert Menendez, Congressmen Luis Gutierrez, John Lewis, Judy Chu and Yvette Clarke, Gustavo Torres of CASA en Acción, Angelica Salas of CHIRLA, poet Elizabeth Alexander who spoke at President Obama's inauguration in 2009, and several religious leaders such as Minerva Carcaño, Father José Eugenio Hoyos and Rabbi David Saperstein.

Artists such as Olga Tañon, Andy Andy, Álvaro Torres and La Santa Cecilia also attended the event.

I was interviewed by Univision's Primer Impacto and MundoFox News. Later I will share with you the television segments in which I talk about the legislative process that will take place in the U.S. Congress when the legislative proposals are presented.

In the meantime, here are some of the pictures I took at the event.

We must continue to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform. In particular, we must encourage every family member, employer and friend who is a U.S. citizen to join our efforts and call their representatives in Congress to ask them to support immigration reform.

If we do, I am very optimistic that our representatives will finally debate the immigration issue, which is of utmost importance to our country.