"Pilgrimage for Citizenship" highlights need for immigration reform

By WEEK Producer

October 4, 2013 Updated Oct 4, 2013 at 9:51 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Nearly two dozen people in support of immigration reform are taking their message on the road.

The 30 mile "Pilgrimage for Citizenship" is a two day walk from Decatur to Taylorville organized by Illinois People's Action.

The goal is to grab the attention of U.S. Representative Rodney Davis and the need for immigration reform.

Among the marchers was a young woman who said her family has been broken apart by the lack of reform.

"My dad was deported last year and we were left with nothing,” said Rubi Sanchez. “We lost everything pretty much. He was the one who provided for us and we were left alone."

The group will host rallies outside of Representative Davis' Decatur and Taylorville offices.

The Pilgrimage is expected to arrive in Taylorville around 1 p.m. Saturday.

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