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Providence to take part in nationwide immigration reform rallies

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By Alana Cerrone

Information Courtesy The Associated Press

Immigration reform supporters are gathering nationwide to bring reform to the forefront.

Immigrants and their allies are scheduled to hold vigils and marches in over 150 cities across the country, including Providence, on Saturday in efforts to overhaul the immigration system.

Although Congress is deep in debates over budget and the health care law, activists are hoping to bring the matter to Congress' attention before the end of the year, send this message to average Americans, and empower immigrants.

There is also a rally and free concert expected for Tuesday in D.C. that could draw thousands.

Locally, religious, labor and community groups will gather in front of the Providence Place Mall Saturday afternoon to call on Congress to act upon the issue of immigration reform. ABC6 News Reporter Dana Griffin will have more on that tonight at 7:00.

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