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Ohio Group: Open the Door to Immigration Reform

October 29, 2009

DAYTON, Ohio - Immigration reform has taken a back seat to other pressing issues this year, but some Ohioans say it is time to move it back to the front burner. To get the ball rolling, community members and leaders from all faiths will come together today in Dayton to discuss what they call "humane" immigration policies.

The director of the American Friends Service Committee-Dayton Immigration Program, Migwe Kimemia, says the lines of communication must be opened.

"We need to have a dialogue and listen to the immigrants' voices. That's what we are trying to do here in Dayton - bring human stories so the American people can hear for themselves from the people who are affected by the problems."

According to the American Friends Service Committee, comprehensive immigration reform would promote immigrant integration, keep families together, enhance the nation's safety and protect the safety and wages of all workers.

Kimemia says everyone should remember that immigrants come to the United States to achieve a better life.

"American society, which is a nation of immigrants, should be giving the example in the world as a nation that cares for human rights and therefore empowers immigrants."

Helping immigrants gain a path to citizenship is good for U.S. security, Kimemia adds, because everyone would have documentation and be accounted for. Those opposed to that idea see it as rewarding those who broke the law in the first place. Currently, approximately 12 million undocumented people reside in the United States.

Today's interfaith prayer breakfast will be held at Sinclair Community College.

Mary Kuhlman, Public News Service - OH