Published February 26, 2013
Guatemalan singer Ricardo Arjona is lending his support to a group of immigrant families who are touring the main cities of Arizona promoting immigration reform.
"Tomorrow night we're starting our caravan outside the concert given by singer Ricardo Arjona, who invited us to attend the show because he's sending out the message that it's important for us to work for immigration reform in order to keep our families together," Petra Falcon, executive director of Promise Arizona, the group organizing the trip, said.
Falcon said the main purpose of the caravan is to keep up pressure on federal lawmakers to fight for comprehensive immigration reform.
"We're working in Arizona together with allies across the country to get immigration reform passed. A great effort has been made to register new voters and our Latino folks went out to vote," she recalled.
In the coming days the caravan will visit Arizona's principal cities including Tucson and Yuma, where families will share their stories and will visit the district offices of members of Congress and U.S. senators. The tour will wind up Saturday with a rally in Phoenix.
Arjona, who has sold more than 20 million discs worldwide, will appear Tuesday in Phoenix on his U.S. concert tour, where he will probably perform his number "Mojado" (Wetback), which tells what immigrants go through on their crossing to the United States.