We recently held a Mother’s Day prayer vigil at Greenleaf Elementary to show why our community believes that creating a roadmap to full citizenship rights for 11 million aspiring Americans is the only response to our country’s broken patchwork of immigration laws. The event was held at the same time that several other prayer vigils were taking place throughout the state as part of PICO’s Campaign for Citizenship.

The vigil lifted up mothers who have been separated from their families because of the broken immigration system, and leaders also prayed for the members of Congress who are currently debating the immigration reform proposal.