(Photo : Photo/Ricardo Arjona Facebook )
Yesterday in Arizona, Guatemalan singer Ricardo Arjona sang his heart out in the name of keeping families together.
This past Monday in Chicago, the Keeping Families Together Story Tour was launched by the Fair Immigration Reform Movement -- a national coalition of grassroots organizations fighting for immigrant rights -- in order to force Senators in the U.S. to hear the people.
According to a press release by the organization, FIRM has issued a March 21st deadline to the Senate by which they expect an immigration bill that contains a path to citizenship. Over the next three weeks, more than 500 family members will join the tour.
"For the 25 days from February 25th to the March 21st deadline, Senators will hear stories of separated spouses trying their best to raise their families, children left in foster care because their parents were deported, families who don't know when they will be reunited again," said FIRM spokesperson Kica Matos. "Senators need to hear the voices of people, not just politicians, when they are crafting this extremely important bill."
Univision.com reported that Arjona joined the tour in support of an immigration reform and that his performance this past Tuesday marked the beginning of the Arizona portion of the tour.
This week the tour will make stops in Tucson and Yuma, the publication added.
On Tuesday "we're starting our caravan outside the concert given by singer Ricardo Arjona, who invited us to attend the show because he's sending out the message that it's important for us to work for immigration reform in order to keep our families together," Petra Falcon, executive director of Promise Arizona, the group organizing the trip, told FoxNewsLatino.com
According to the press release, other artists and poets will join the tour including astronaut Jose Hernandez. The tour will travel to California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Florida and North Carolina.
Here is a look at the singers new single, "Mojado" which tells the story of immigrants that cross the border into the U.S.