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Participants in an immigration rally in Roswell on Sunday greet the “On the Road to Citizenship” Caravan bus with picket signs and American flags.

Immigration caravan stops in Roswell

October 8, 2013 • Local News

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Participants in an immigration rally in Roswell on Sunday greet the “On the Road to Citizenship” Caravan bus with picket signs and American flags.

Tess Townsend
Record Staff Writer

About 100 protesters gathered at Pioneer Park Sunday morning to rally for Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM) to support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants without requiring them to return to their countries of origin.

The rally was part of the “On the Road to Citizenship” Caravan organized by Santa Fe-based community organizing group Somos un Pueblo Unido. The caravan’s ultimate destination was the Lea County Republican Party headquarters in Hobbs, where Pearce resides.

The Roswell event was organized by Somos un Pueblo in cooperation with local human rights organization La Alianza de Paz y Justicia.

Participants held signs and chanted as they waited for the caravan bus to pull in from Farmington, the last place where the traveling rally had stopped.

“No somos uno, no somos cien, somos millones, cuentenos bien,” they Login to read more

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