Madera is set to be a pit stop for 11 people who are marching from Sacramento to Bakersfield calling for a change in immigration law.
The “Pilgrimage for a Pathway to Citizenship,” as organizers have dubbed the 21-day walk, started last week. The “pilgrims” are headed to the congressional office of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield), where they plan to meet with him during Labor Day weekend and urge him to take a public stand for immigrants and immigration reform, according to organizers.
The 285-mile journey through the Valley is only one of many activities planned throughout the nation to urge the House of Representatives, which is currently in recess, to adopt an immigration package that includes a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million people living in the U.S. without legal status.
The 11 pilgrims symbolize those millions. They are residents from throughout California and include students, professors and religious leaders...