Thousands of people are expected to turn out in Hollywood and in dozens of cities around the country Saturday to march in support of new immigration laws and a path to citizenship for more than 11 million immigrants in the country illegally.
The Hollywood event begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue, heading south on Western and west on Sunset before concluding at Hollywood and Vine Street.
In Orange County, an immigrant rights rally will take place at the Irvine Spectrum at 10:30 a.m. Events are also planned for San Bernardino, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento and more than 160 cities nationwide.
As Washington remains preoccupied with a federal government shutdown, immigration has faded into the background.
Earlier this week, House Democrats introduced a bill that mostly parallels one passed by the Senate in June. It would offer a path to citizenship who entered the county illegally, as well as expanding visa programs in an effort to eliminate current backlogs.
But many House Republicans do not support legislation that includes a path to citizenship, which they equate with amnesty.