Groups push immigration reform
POSTED: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 7:26am
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 10:52am
Longview — Supporters of comprehensive immigration reform staged a press conference in Longview on Monday calling on voters to urge Congress to back a plan that’s already considered D.O.A. when the House of Representatives returns from vacation in September.
“We stand here in Longview, today, knowing there are people being treated as second-class families,” Longview NAACP President Branden Johnson told some 25 people outside the Longview Public Library. “We ask those of you who are willing to join us in the fight for reform.”
Monday’s event was one of many planned in Congressional Districts represented by Republicans which were announced last week by U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio and other reform backers.
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