Bread for the World Joins 150-Mile Immigration Pilgrimage

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#CaminoCCDA–On Saturday, Aug. 20, Bishop Jose Garcia, Bread for the World’s director
of church relations, will begin a 10-day, 150-mile walk called El Camino
del Inmigrante (The Path of the Immigrant). The journey will take him
from the U.S.-Mexico border to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los
Angeles, Calif.

Bishop Garcia will be joining 120 other walkers to highlight the broken
U.S. immigration system and the link between immigration and hunger.

“Immigrants continue to make significant contributions to our economy,”
Garcia said. “Yet these same immigrants, especially those without
documentation, suffer from among the highest rates of hunger in our
country.”

The rate of hunger among undocumented immigrants is twice that of the
overall U.S. population. Immigrant families headed by farm workers are
almost 7 times as likely as other Americans to be hungry. Undocumented
immigrants are poorly paid, with few or no benefits, and are more likely
to endure hazardous working conditions.

During the pilgrimage, Bread and its partners will hold a rally at 7
p.m. PDT on Aug. 26 at The Crossing Church, 2115 Newport Blvd, Costa
Mesa, CA 92627.

       

WHO:

Bishop Jose Garcia, director of church relations, Bread for the
World

 

WHAT:

El Camino del Inmigrante, a 150-mile pilgrimage to highlight
the broken U.S. immigration system

 

WHEN:

Saturday, Aug. 20 – Tuesday, Aug. 30

 

WHERE:

From Border Field State Park on the U.S.-Mexico border to the
Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles, Calif., with various
stops in between

 

WHY:

To raise awareness about the inextricable link between
immigration and hunger, and call on elected officials to tackle
immigration reform

 

To arrange an interview with Bishop Jose Garcia before or during the
pilgrimage, or to learn more about the rally, contact Esteban Garcia at
323-219-9516.

Bread for the World (www.bread.org)
is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to
end hunger at home and abroad.

Contacts

Bread for the World
Chris Ford, 202-688-1077
cford@bread.org
or
Esteban
Garcia, 323-219-9516
egarcia@bread.org