Protesters from Hudson Valley, across U.S. rally against immigration reform
A sea of protesters, including many from the Hudson Valley area, rallied against immigration reform in Washington D.C. Monday. Despite the protests, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved immigration legislation Monday that clears the way for millions of undocumented workers to seek U.S. citizenship without having to first leave the country. The committee also voted to strip out proposed criminal penalties for church aid programs that help the immigrants. For almost four years, Charles Butler and the staff at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Spring Valley have provided clothes, food, English-speaking classes and shelter for hundreds of day laborers. Butler says no matter what the Senate determined, he would continue to help the day laborers.