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Hundreds of locals march for immigration reform

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 6:39pm

Joining in the nationwide effort, hundreds in El Paso marched from Armijo Park downtown to San Jacinto Plaza demanding immigration reform.

Leaders for the Border Network for Human Rights say they don't want change just for immigrants living inside the United States, but for those waiting in line living outside the country.

"That is why it's called comprehensive immigration reform," said BNHR Executive Director Fernando Garcia.
"It has to fix several pieces. It has to fix whoever is here already, and give them that timeline to actually become citizens. It has to eliminate the backlogs of the people that (are) waiting."

The Anunciation House, which is a refuge for immigrants in El Paso, will hold a forum Saturday on immigration issues.

It is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Patrick's Multi-Center, 111 N. Stanton St.

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