Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach

Si Se Puede

July 1, 2013

  Michelle Villegas

Last Wednesday I attended a rally for fair and humane immigration reform. I walked alongside a couple hundred other people chanting, “Si Se Puede!” and holding a sign that said “Citizenship for 11 million”. We marched together as one people for much more than just citizenship for 11 million people. We marched for 11 million full hearts, 11 million new ideas, 11 million fulfilled dreams, 11 million lives changed for the better. We marched to keep families together and for equality of all people, documented and undocumented. We marched because this country was founded upon The Dream that 11 million people are now fighting to achieve.

On Thursday June 27, 2013 the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill. This bill, if enacted, will allow undocumented people in the United States to gain a path to citizenship.