Festival Matches CWS Push for Reform

Sarah Ivory | June 10, 2013

As the city of Greensboro gathered for the fourth annual international Mosaic Festival Saturday June 8th, festival goers voiced their support for the current Senate legislation on comprehensive immigration reform.

The free annual event celebrating local diversity through international music, food, and art is sponsored by local non-profit CWS Greensboro in an effort to foster cross-cultural awareness and understanding. This year’s event was the largest to date, drawing approximately 5,000 attendees from across the state, many of whom expressed their support for creating welcoming communities for immigrant newcomers here in Greensboro.

“Hundreds signed post cards to Senator Burr and Senator Hagan to support comprehensive immigration reform that promotes family unity, protects refugees and provides a pathway to citizenship for the millions of aspiring citizens seeking a better lives for themselves and their families,” said Kelly White, CWS Greensboro’s Attorney on immigration. Ms. White added that one of the big hits was the “We Are Greensboro” photo booth. “Many people became advocates holding signs in support of comprehensive reform and we tweeted the pictures out to our Senators.”

Supporters of comprehensive immigration reform in Greensboro, N.C. Photo: CWS

Supporters of comprehensive immigration reform in Greensboro, N.C. Photo: CWS

The U.S. Senate will be considering amendments to the bipartisan immigration reform bill as early as Monday, June 10th, and voting on the bill in late June.

Click here to find out how you can take immediate action in support of compassionate immigration reform.

Sarah Ivory, CWS Greensboro Director