Immigration Reform Rally Planned for St. Pat's on Saturday

Norristown Councilman Dwayne Royster is scheduled to join labor leaders, activists and immigration reform supporters at St. Patrick's Church for a march on municipal hall.

According to a release issued by 32BJ SEIU, the country's largest property service workers union, hundreds of immigrants and supporters will join labor leaders and local politicians at St. Patrick's Church, at 714 DeKalb Street, on Saturday, April 6 at 11 a.m. for a rally advocating for immigration reform. Among those scheduled to participate in the action is Norristown Councilman Dwayne Royster, who announced he is stepping down from his council seat on April 5.

After rallying at the church, the group plans to march to Norristown Municipal Hall in a show of solidarity calling on political leaders to work for immigration reform that would offer immigrants a realistic path to citizenship, keep families together, and raise working standards for everyone.

The "Time is Now" rally and march kicks off a week of events organized by immigration reformers across the country and will end with a planned march on Washington D.C. on April 10.

Mary Ellen Digregorio April 02, 2013 at 04:28 PM
The US Constitution Only Delegates the Power over Immigration So why would Norristown be having a rally? My thoughts go to “Let’s do the Numbers”. Anytime you have a product and you like to get an idea how the product will go once you release this, you need a market study. Well they can cost a lot of money but if you like to get a free one just support a rally which will give you an estimated head count. So what does this have to do with the Rally coming up April 6th? Well there are two candidates that the Democrats are pushing, from the Latino Society, what a better way to get a collective idea of how many vote might be obtained from the Latino Society. Now Norristown has Democratic Real Voters 11,407 and Republican Real Voters 8,811. Remember Norristown our Election are “all” done by Design……
Sally19401 April 03, 2013 at 01:02 PM
You really have too much time on your hands and are a conspiracy theorist. The Immigration Reform rally has nothing to do with the upcoming elections. The people who will be electing candidates in Norristown will be legal registered voters who may have been born in the US or come from elsewhere and become US citizens. There is no design for the elections. In fact, from what I hear this is the first time there will be choices in the primary. That should make you feel good. If the Republicans can't find anyone to run, it would not be the fault of the Democrats. If you have so much to offer, why didn't you run????
gerhard sweetman April 03, 2013 at 02:37 PM
Homes searched/inspected by govt code enforcement & SILENCE by you. 4th admendment dead. Hitler lives
tiredoftheviolence April 04, 2013 at 01:45 PM
With all the problems that Norristown has been having with shootings, robberies and drugs, THIS is what the local politicians are gathering and marching for? To fight for citizens of another country who broke the law, are living here illegally, are taking over neighborhoods and are draining the economy of the town? How can they fight against people breaking the law and say they are against crime when they are marching in solidarity with people and condoning their law breaking? I see where their priorities are. It explains the continuing turmoil and poverty our citizens are going through due to the lack of jobs and leadership.
Jazmin Alvarez April 05, 2013 at 04:29 AM
Oh ... Lack of jobs? Yeah like your people want to work for minimal wage busting their butts. It's not like these "illegals" that some do pay taxes are making the violence in this town. Open your eyes and mind please.


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