Published on May 1, 2014
Immigrants gathered in front of the US Capitol as part of a May Day “Stop the Deportations” rally. Some documented and some undocumented, the protesters hope that their voices will be heard before the August congressional recess, after which members of Congress will turn their attention to mid-term elections. While immigration reform has been pushed by President Barack Obama, Congress has blocked most attempts to change the system. For some families, that means whether they will be able to stay with their loved ones is in question. RT’s Lindsay France reports from the Capitol and speaks to some of the immigrants rallying for change.