The activists aim to show that immigration affects all communities.
Religious leaders stepped up efforts to present a united front on immigration.Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/united-kingdom/31221-faith-leaders-present-united-front.html
The diverse groups that back passing an immigration overhaul splintered earlier this month over whether to extend immigration benefits to same-sex couples. Now, they are trying to debunk the idea that immigration is a Hispanic issue.
On Wednesday, Latino and black religious leaders held a joint conference call with reporters to demonstrate their unity.
They also sent a letter to the White House saying that claims of a divide between the two communities are being "used to prevent the possibility of true transformation in our system."
President Obama is expected to give a speech on immigration Thursday, urging lawmakers to pass a bill that addresses the nation's 12 million illegal immigrants. But with elections just a few months away, the issue may get tabled until after November.
Activists plan to follow up on the president's speech with a rally outside the White House. Representatives from various Sikh, Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities are expected to address the crowd Thursday afternoon.Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=31221
The faith leaders then plan to begin a month of vigils and immigration-related sermons to pressure people on the issue. Congress.org - News : Faith leaders present united front
-- Ambreen Ali, Congress.org