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Idaho Immigration Rally - Keep Families Together

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Monday, April 30, 2007   

Thousands rallied in Boise Sunday to call for immigration reform. Families from around the state made the trip to talk about how the immigration system could be improved. They want a system that keeps families together, and an end to immigration raids. They believe the issue has come to a boiling point with constant immigration raids on businesses, and fence-building on the U.S.-Mexico border. Fernando Mejia with Idaho Community Action Network says they have a "wish list" for immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship.

“[We want] something just, something that protects our civil liberties. And also, we don't want families being apart.”

Mejia adds that there's a bigger issue that needs investigation -- the U.S. and world trade policies that have spurred the mass migration of workers to the U.S. Those against immigration reform that offers citizenship to people already in the country say breaking the law should not be rewarded.

Mejia suspects the recent series of immigration raids were planned after the recent coast-to-coast immigration reform rallies.

“The raids, we believe, are a response by the national level to the mass mobilizations.”



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