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March for immigration reform planned amidst government shutdown

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Southeast Texas supporters of immigration reform will take to the streets Saturday to take action.    

It's part of a bigger nationwide effort to put pressure on United States Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill. 

More than 90 marches are scheduled across the country.
 
The march is also to bring the issue back to light that some feel has been pushed to the side because of the government shutdown.

"Immigration rights are human rights. They have contributed just as much if not more to their community," Organizer Jaqueline Hernandez said.

The march in Beaumont will start Saturday at 9 a.m. The group will march from the Jefferson County Courthouse to Congressman Randy Weber's office and then back to the courthouse.

 

 

 

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