: News

Filed Under:

VA Congressman Holds Town Hall on Immigration Reform

Play associated audio

There was another town hall meeting held in Virginia, but instead of health care issues, the folks at this gathering tackled immigration reform. The most passionate voice heard at this meeting in Falls Church belonged to Representative Jim Moran. "They come here and they are Americans, and it doesn't matter what they look like or believe, cause the are Americans."

Moran spoke to approximately 300 area residents. A few Asian, some Black, but mostly Hispanic or Latino. All seemed eager to hear what the congressman from Virginia's 8th district had to say about proposed legislation for comprehensive immigration reform, including Edward Arranda. "He explained to us why immigration reform is very important. it's not just an economic issue, it's a moral issue."

Moran previewed proposed legislation designed to address issues faced by some 12-million undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S. He says he'll work with Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez who plans to introduce a comprehensive immigrations reform bill before the end of the year.

Elliott Francis reports...

WAMU 88.5

Kate Mulgrew: "Born With Teeth" (Rebroadcast)

Kate Mulgrew, who stars as "Red" in the Netflix TV series "Orange Is The New Black", opens up in a new memoir about her complicated family and the baby she gave away for adoption as a young woman.


Sweet Name Of Kids' Clinic Gives Some People Heartburn

The Krispy Kreme Challenge Children's Specialty Clinic gets its name from a student-run charity race in Raleigh, N.C., that has already raised $1 million for kids. Still, some find the name unhealthy.

Reconsidering The Pilgrims, Piety And America's Founding Principles

Conservatives who want to emphasize America's Christian roots embrace the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. But some historians say their role in the country's founding is overstated.

Someday A Helicopter Drone May Fly Over Mars And Help A Rover

NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.