Hundreds to March Wednesday for Father, Daughter Being Deported to El Salvador

A prayer vigil will take place at the Hilton hotel, followed by a march to Rep. Frank Wolf's Herndon offices in a call to action on immigration reform.

U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10). Courtesy Office of Frank Wolf
U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10). Courtesy Office of Frank Wolf
More than 200 faith leaders and immigration supporters are expected to gather Wednesday at the Hilton Washington-Dulles Airport hotel in Herndon to pray and march to the offices of Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) in a call to action on immigration reform.

Leading the march will be Brian Rossell of Sterling, who has less than one week left in America before U.S. immigration authorities are ordering he and his 10-year-old daughter Kelly to return to their native country of El Salvador.

The prayer vigil and march for Rossell and his daughter are being co-sponsored by Centreville Immigrant Forum and the Annandale-based Virginia New Majority (VNM).

The vigil will begin at the Hilton Washington-Dulles at 6:30 p.m. Then, everyone will march in a "religious procession" to Rep. Wolf's offices down the street.

"Herndon is home to a large immigrant community, and is a part of Rep. Wolf's district," said Deshundra Jefferson of VNM. "Our goal is to push Rep. Wolf to vote for legislation that will create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants."

More than 200 supporters are expected to take part in the vigil and march, from a wide variety of faiths, including faith leaders from Catholic, Methodist, Episcopal and Islamic groups.

Wolf represents Virginia's 10th district, which includes a part of Vienna and stretches from McLean to Winchester.


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