Government
8:40 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Groups rally for immigration reform

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — More than 40 Nebraska organizations are urging Congress to consider laws that would create a clear path to citizenship for immigrants already residing in the U.S.

The groups met outside of the Nebraska Capitol on Thursday.

Sergio Sosa, Heartland Workers Center executive director, asked Nebraskans to call elected officials to ask them to pass comprehensive reform that would stop deportations, unite families and give immigrants a path to citizenship.

Darcy Tromanhauser, of the public-interest group Nebraska Appleseed, says Nebraska immigrant families could stay together if Congress creates a path to citizenship.

Jerry Kuenning of Nebraska Cattlemen says immigrants make up a large portion of workers in the food production industry. He says immigration reform is required to help maintain the workforce needed to feed consumers.

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