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VA Congressman Holds Town Hall on Immigration Reform

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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...

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