The pro-amnesty, open-borders groups are pouring in millions of dollars to fund an Amnesty March this Sunday on the National Mall in Washington D.C. The "March For America" is receiving support from business, religious, social and ethnic groups across the country and will help transport close to 100,000 people to the nation's capital.
Just a sampling of the groups funding this weekend's March include:
- America's Voice
- American Jewish Community
- Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.
- Center for American Progress
- Farmworker Justice
- Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
- Jobs for America Now
- League of United American Citizens (LULAC)
- National Council of La Raza
- National Immigration Law Center
- United Farm Workers
- US Conference of Catholic Bishops
- World Relief
Just last week, Pres. Obama met with pro-amnesty leaders at the White House and also met with Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) who are working on a bi-partisan comprehensive immigration reform bill. Pro-amnesty leaders urged the President to make a move on immigration before this weekend's Amnesty March, but they came away from their talks with the President discouraged.
The central theme of Sunday's Amnesty March will be to provide citizenship for the nation's 12 million illegal aliens. It will begin with a non-denominational prayer service followed by the demonstration on the Mall between the Washington Monument and Capitol Building.
Organizers for the Amnesty March are providing transportation for marchers and have a website dedicated to helping marchers organize before Sunday. New reports estimate 700 buses will be heading to Washington this weekend.
Updated: Wed, Mar 17th 2010 @ 9:45am EDT