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Friday, March 20, 2009

600 Students Rally for Comprehensive Immigration Reform in Eugene

Today, 600 students are rallying for immigrant rights and comprehensive immigration reform at the Eugene Office of Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio.

The event was organized by the students of MEChA from the University of Oregon chapter and chapters from across the Nation, as well as CAUSA, Oregon's immigrant rights coalition, with the help and support of various UO Departments, PCUN, and Eugene community organizations.

The students are demanding that Congressman Defazio support and prioritize Safe, Humane and Fair Immigration Reform. Because the majority of rally attendees are students, they are demanding that DeFazio also support the Federal DREAM Act which would open the doors of higher education to immigrant students and students of immigrant parents.

The Rally for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Immigrant Rights is taking place from 2:30pm on Courthouse steps outside Peter DeFazio's Office in Eugene. (405 E. 8th Street, Eugene).


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Joseph Santos-Lyons said...

Awesome to hear - lets get the Asian Pacific American Community behind this as well! Joseph Santos-Lyons

Mara said...

A BIG thank you to Guadalupe Quinn and Francisco Lopez of CAUSA for helping make this all possible! We COULD NOT have done this without you and your support

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