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TN Immigration Vigil - "We Are Family"

May 21, 2007


It's all about family. That's the focus for a vigil tonight in Nashville, where at least 1,000 people are expected to gather to talk and pray about the recent congressional compromise on immigration reform. Jessica Baba with the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition says the proposed compromise shows that public leaders are dedicated to fixing the broken immigration system.

“It came after many months of very, very difficult and complicated negotiations, and we finally reached an agreement to launch this crucial debate on comprehensive immigration reform.”

Baba adds that families are the missing piece in the proposal because it appears to eliminate the family immigration system. The Senate proposal includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants already in the country, something critics say is wrong because it rewards people who entered the country illegally.

The Senate proposal gets kudos from Baba for recognizing the work and contribution of immigrants, but a "thumbs down" for tying immigration rules to work, which could split up families with elders who no longer, or can't work.

“We need to have a system that is not only logical, but also keeps in touch with family values, and rewards work while protecting workers.”

The community prayer vigil is at 5 p.m., Legislative Plaza, Nashville.

Deborah Smith/Chris Thomas, Public News Service - TN