Pinays to walk 100 miles for immigration reform en route to Pope Francis US visit

LOS ANGELES – Some of these Filipinos are among a few of the 100 women that will walk 100 miles for the “We Belong Together” campaign in honor of immigration reform and the first U.S. visit of Pope Francis.

“This issue of immigration is a human rights issue,” said Aqui Soriano Versoza of the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC). “It’s also an issue of women in particular because those that are impacted by all these policies this broken immigration system those are impacted the most are women and children.

“We Belong Together” will begin its trek on September 19th at the New York County detention center in Pennsylvania as Pope Francis arrives in the U.S and for several days the group will walk making stops at churches and visiting communities along the way.

“I am very supportive of the 11 million because I work with them,” said Myrla Baldonado of the Pilipino Workers Center. “I live with them. I was a caregiver once and I have a lot of kababayans here in the U.S. that desperately need that.”

Pope Francis is scheduled to be in the U.S. next week. His visits will include a trip to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on September 24th where the pope is expected to bring up issues of immigration during his visit.

“For him to be ignored is not right, morally not right,” said Lolit Lledo of PWC. “Of course we respect the leaders but this time a very popular world revered and sacred for Catholics. Pope Francis will be speaking on behalf of the undocumented will be a big success. He will bring God wherever he goes.”

Of the 100 women walking five Filipinos will be among the Los Angeles delegation. Three more women from the Coalition of Humane Immigration Reform LA will join the members of the Pilipino Workers Center.

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  • kikaypang0
    16 September 2015 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    Filipino Catholics giving their support to cheaters and dishonest illegal immigrant…
    My middle finger to all of your hypocrisy .

  • Mario
    16 September 2015 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Survey shows that Millions of residence will leave America if Donald Trump is elected as President. Destination will be Mexico and Asia….Goodbye illegal alien,return the jobs you had stolen from us.

    17 September 2015 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    Hey Aqui Soriano Versoza from (PWC), who in the hell do you think you are? By saying that Immigration is a Human Right Issue? Not in America Immigration that is here illegal broke the America law, so their don’t have any “HUMAN RIGHT NOT IN AMERICA.” So you all should shut your big mouth and if your all illegal get out of our country now? Because you all broke the law of America, do you all understand or do we Americans have to draw you all a picture?

  • noz
    17 September 2015 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    these illegal aliens are in full force propaganda. strategy of illegal aliens are using the pope of their biggest / fattest lies, as quoted – “This issue of immigration is a human rights issue.” no kidding, this bunch of illegal aliens / advocators are making the already angry americans angriest breed in the planet, with such bullcrap claim, by attaching human rights on illegal aliens. americans are now better informed of illegal aliens as the biggest nightmare for america’s survivals. illegal alien criminals are on the loose, adding burden to already overburden justice system / over crowded jails. there are enough american criminals, the criminal illegal aliens must be deported right away, no ifs or buts. angry taxpayers are billed annually to the tune of 100billions foolishly spent on illegal aliens safety net is not only insane, it’s suicidal. enough is enough of the propagandas of illegal aliens, the most preposterous is “broken immigration system”, which is to deport illegal aliens is the immigration law, which the activist illegal aliens are campaigning be reformed by the lawless, activist, pro-illegal aliens politician lawmakers. so, it goes, the non stop illegal aliens’ propagandizing, through humdrum is to brainwash americans of amnesty is the only way, and is in line with the american way, which BTW the bleeding heart demoncraps like killery, et al do buy such bullcraps. these militant illegal aliens, their advocators such as the far out lefty, lawless, socialist politicians once elected / reelected, their constituents get swindled, duped, with their tax funds are squandered to benefits the illegal aliens is not only the humongous political blunder, encouraging, enticing millions of illegal aliens to illegally cross the borders / illegal aliens with expired visas to overstay are trashing america’s sovereignty, and its happening non stop, as we all blog, speak, work, etc, with no enforcement of the immigration laws by the sitting lame duck obozo, as the rule of the immigration laws, only the prez can enforce the immigration laws, no other. another elected demoncrap prez is catastrophic – dead america in a nailed coffin is in the horizon.