Backers of immigration reform say they plan to rally outside House Speaker John Boehner’s West Chester office Friday.
The 1 p.m. event is being organized in support of an immigration reform bill passed in May by the U.S. Senate. The bill, which includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, drew bipartisan support in the Senate, but faces a tougher fight in the Republican-controlled House.
Boehner has said he has no intention of taking up the Senate legislation and that the House intends to pursue its own “common-sense, step-by-step” approach to immigration reform.
Several representatives from the faith community and immigrants will speak at Friday’s event, which is sponsored by Organizing for Action, an advocacy group devoted to pushing President Barack Obama’s agenda.
Boehner’s office is at 7969 Cincinnati-Dayton Road. For event information, go to www.barackobama.com.