May 1, 2013
A local event raised awareness for a national immigration bill.
The Community Forum on Immigration Reform took place at the Free Speech Monument on the Downtown Mall.
People gathered to spread the word about an immigration reform bill that includes a path to citizenship for people who are in America who aren't documented.
Two weeks ago, a bi-partisan group of senators introduced legislation to create a path toward citizenship for 11 million immigrants.
The bill is in the Senate now.
"It's really important now for people who feel strongly about this issue, it's important for people to write letters, to make phone calls, to send emails, and tell their congressmen and their and their senators how they feel," said Melanie Miller, Sojourner's Church Pastor.
People played African drums and listened to others explain the policy, spiritual, and personal sides of immigration. Attendees also wrote on the Freedom of Speech wall to express how they felt about immigration in America.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
powered by Disqus