At Civil Rights March On Washington, Hispanics Make Their Voices Heard

English: Dr. Martin Luther King giving his &qu...

English: Dr. Martin Luther King giving his “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington in Washington, D.C., on 28 August 1963. Español: Dr. Martin Luther King dando su discurso “Yo tengo un sueño” durante la Marcha sobre Washington por el trabajo y la libertad en Washington, D.C., 28 de agosto de 1963. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hispanics joined forces with African-Americans on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington to once again pressure Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

The speakers, several of them Hispanic, together with the people attending the event, acknowledged the need to find a solution for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States, and did not hesitate to draw parallels between the situation of immigrants today and the plight of blacks in the 1960s.

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