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Immigrants’ rights groups seek help from Sacramento

A coalition of immigrants' rights groups delivered 10,000 letters to California Senators Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer Tuesday. The letters call on the lawmakers to support comprehensive immigration reform. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.

San Diego County residents signed the letters during the May first boycott. They ask Congress to create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants to create realistic legal avenues for new migrants to come and work safely in the United States and to abandon "enforcement only" border policy.

Ben Monterroso is Executive Director of the Service Employees International Union in San Diego County. He says increasing Latino's political participation is one of the goals of the May first boycott. And delivering the letters makes good on that.

Monterroso: "It's one step closer to saying that we implemented the plan that we going to implement. We are encouraging our community to participate in the civic life of this country. And part of the participation is writing letters, making phone calls, register to vote."

Neither Senator Boxer nor Senator Feinstein's office had any comment on the letters. Amy Isackson, KPBS news.

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