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Immigration Debate Comes To The Eastern Shore

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GEORGETOWN, Del. - Thousands of people are expected to pour into Georgetown to rally for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration legislation.  According to census reports, Delaware's immigrant population nearly tripled between 1990 and 2010, with the highest concentration in Sussex County.

Despite focus on immigration policy earlier in the year, local community leaders believe Congress needs a push toward reform.



"There's been movement on comprehensive immigration reform, but now we think that movement has stalled" says Claudia Pena Porretti, Executive Director of La Esparanza, a Hispanic advocacy organization in Sussex County, "it's been six months since the election and we want to see something."

The rally takes place on Wednesday, May 1st from 5-7 PM at Georgetown Presbyterian Church Park.


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