BOSTON (AP) - A coalition of New England immigrant advocates has launched a bus tour in New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island to highlight the impact of deportation on families.

The tour is part of the "Keeping Families Together" campaign sponsored by the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, a coalition of organizations promoting support for immigration reforms in 30 states.

The New England campaign began Saturday morning when the bus left Boston Common for Nashua, N.H., where immigrants and their supporters will gather at St. Louis de Gonzague Church to share stories illustrating the trauma of family separation caused by deportation. In the afternoon, the tour will stop at the Maria Luisa de Moreno International Foundation in Worcester.

The tour will also stop in New Haven, Conn., and Providence, R.I. on Sunday before heading to Brockton and Boston on Monday. ___

Online:

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition: http://www.miracoalition.org/

Fair Immigration Reform Movement: http://www.fairimmigration.org/


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