Immigration reform march takes to the GJ streets

By: Sara Zendehnam Email
By: Sara Zendehnam Email

Grand Junction, Colo (KKCO) -- People of all backgrounds gathered at Sherwood Park to support immigration reform in Colorado.

Undocumented residents worry that without this reform moving forward, their chances of getting higher education and higher paying jobs will not be an option.

Another major concern among these groups are families with mixed statuses. Some members have citizenship and others do not, leaving the chance of deportation very real.

Families being split up is a main focus of the Hispanics Affairs Project, and they are making serious efforts to raise awareness in order to keep families together.

Senator Michael Bennet and Congressman Scott Tipton sent letters to the Colorado Immigration Rights Council to support the cause and encourage them to continue moving forward with their demands.

A bipartisan bill passed earlier this week, urging Congress to make immigration reform a top priority, and now it will head to the Colorado House of Representatives where it is expected to gain more support.

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  • by Anonymous on Apr 27, 2013 at 06:36 PM
    Immigration Reform. Cease all funding to any person, regardless of race or nationality, that is in this country ILLEGALLY. That means no food allowances, housing, medical, other than emergency, or any other type of taxpayer funds. ANY arrest,results in immediate deportation. Any medical treatments to any person illegally in this country results in immediate deportation. IF families are split up, they knew the possibility before, they can split up, or go back to the illegals native country. , Put ONE WAY, EXIT ONLY gates on the borders both North and South. IF we find we need the services of any given person, we will offer legal status. Just wait for the invitation first.
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