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Thursday, Apr 24 2014 05:14 PM

PHOTO GALLERY: Marchers seek immigration reform vote

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    This woman carries a United Farm Workers flag and an American flag together during an immigration rally down Oak Street Thursday afternoon en route to Beach Park. Several hundred others from many parts of California participated.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Several hundred march in formation along Oak Street heading to Beach Park. They marched in favor of immigration reform.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Claudia Madallon carries her daughter Sophia Reyes with several hundred others marching down Oak Street toward Beach Park after going to Rep. Kevin McCarthy''s office Thursday seeking immigration reform.

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    By Casey Christie/ The Californian

    Supporters of immigration reform march on April 24 in Bakersfield.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    A portrait of the late UFW founder and President Cesar Chavez is in a box being taken along the immigration rally route on Oak Street in Bakersfield Thursday afternoon.

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    By Casey Christie / The Californian

    Many carry signs, banners and UFW flags including this man who shows a sign that says America says yes to citizenship on Thursday. This was during one of several immigration rallies in Bakersfield and many other cities in California.

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By The Bakersfield Californian

Farm workers and supporters from the United Farm Workers marched in Bakersfield Thursday seeking a House of Representatives vote on immigration reform legislation.

They also went to the Bakersfield office of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield. According to a UFW news release, their message was, "I harvest for 10 hours a day. Can you take 10 minutes to schedule a vote?"

In a written statement, McCarthy spokesman Vince Fong wrote, "Our immigration system is broken and any workable solution must first start with securing our border. It is unfortunatge that protest groups continue to resort to occupy tactics that only seek to disrupt and harass which prevent our office from serving our community."

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