Updated: Nov 4, 2021
AZ Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema pressed to support immigration reform that creates path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants Community leaders from Promise Arizona and other immigrant rights groups plan to meet with staff members for Arizona Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema Thursday, March 25 to call on them to support immigration reform efforts, with an emphasis on creating a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants estimated to be living in the U.S. The virtual meetings are part of the “March to Victory: Relay Across America,” a nationwide effort by immigrant rights advocates to press for reform. The relay, which started earlier this month in Washington, D.C., passes through Phoenix March 25. "We are grateful to live in a great nation," said Petra Falcón, executive director of Promise Arizona. "Let's live up to the promise that we are all created equal and protect families by honoring working people. Essential workers who toil for their families in jobs many will not do should be included in the relief measures provided for all workers." The day will begin with "Passing the Torch" at the PAZ offices, 6437 S. Central Ave., with representatives from the Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights of Los Angeles. That will be followed by an in-group meeting with the senators from the PAZ offices, followed by a car caravan to Sen. Mark Kelly's office departing at 11 a.m. and a procession from Sen. Kelly's office to Sen. Sinema's office. Visit https://bit.ly/2PqR4Y1 for full schedule. The Relay Across America will consist of community-led efforts, made up of in-person and virtual events, with events planned in nearly 30 states through May 1. The aim is to unite communities throughout the nation in calling for a humane immigration system that protects the 11 million undocumented immigrants, including essential workers, DACA and TPS holders, and those who don’t currently have a pathway to citizenship.