Immigrants' valentine's push for reforms
BOSTON (AP) -- A group of immigrants living in Massachusetts is distributing free flowers to commuters in Boston on Valentine's Day to highlight the impact of deportation on families.
The flowers being offered today will be attached to a story of a local couple separated by deportations.
The stories and flyers accompanying them will ask commuters to support comprehensive immigration reform with a clear path to citizenship for 11 million immigrants living in the country without papers.
The "Where's My Valentine?" campaign is intended to let the Massachusetts congressional delegation know that the public supports immigration reform and to encourage lawmakers to lead on the issue.
The New England Coalition for Keeping Families Together organized the initiative, part of a national campaign to highlight the hidden stories of families hit by the current immigration system.