Activist groups hold rally on immigration reform

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 9:04am

Local community activist groups are ready for change in the immigration reform that was introduced by Senate members and President Obama on Tuesday and held a rally to have their voices heard. The organizations voiced their opinions and personal experiences with immigration policy at the La Union Del Pueblo Center in San Juan.

LUPE executive director Juanita Valdez Cox stated, "We want him to say, although his presidency has had the most deportations of any president, that is not going to be the case and he is going to put the money and the emphasis on providing a good immigration system that works so that people will be able to apply and that people will be able to get their legal residency."

LUPE and other local groups say they have personally felt the affects of immigration reform and that they are ready for a faster system that will push through people who have spent years waiting to become citizens.

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