Sandoval-MLKState Senator Martin Sandoval recently met with Reverend Jesse Jackson on the eve of Martin Luther King’s Day to honor the civil rights leader. Both agreed there is civil rights work left undone from Dr. King’s dream, such as immigration reform.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson has openly criticized the immigration law as "disgraceful and unnecessary,"

Rev. Jackson also has voiced his support for the DREAM Act.


"Democracy is a path to citizenship, not deportation,” Rev. Jacksonsaid. “Democracy is the path of the DREAM Act, not the nightmare act of race-profiling, violence and family separation.”


“It's significant that African Americans join in the fight for immigration reform,” said Sen. Sandoval. “The civil rights battles of the past were not won alone and support from diverse communities was vital in that struggle.”


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Springfield Office:
Senator 12th District
111 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706

District Office:
5807 W. 35th Street
Cicero, IL 60804