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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Advocates Call for Passage of DREAM Act and Immigration Reform

Reform Proponents March and Rally at Office of Congressman DeFazio in Eugene

Eugene, Ore--Today, CAUSA, Oregon's Immigrant Rights Coalition and immigration reform supporters gathered at the district office of Congressman Peter DeFazio in Eugene They called on the Congressman to support the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act of 2009 and to join on as a co-sponsor of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act of 2009 (CIR ASAP) (HR 4321).

Congressman DeFazio is the sixth member of Oregon's Congressional Delegation that CAUSA and immigration reform advocates have visited since the start of the nationwide campaign at the beginning of January. Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy joins in calling for passage of DREAM Act and CIR

Those in attendance at today's action included Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy, students from local colleges and members of several Lane County community organizations and churches. Local News coverage came from KEZI News Channel 9 Eugene (ABC News Affiliate) and KLCC 89.7 FM Eugene. (Links to the stories can be found below.)

Next week on February 12th, CAUSA will join Central Oregon Jobs with Justice and residents of Deschutes County at Noon for a March and Rally at Congressman Greg Walden's office to ask him to support the DREAM Act and to join as a cosponsor of HR 4321.

News Coverage:

KEZI News Channel 9 Eugene: Advocacy Group Campaigns for Immigration Bill

KLCC News 89.7 FM Eugene : Immigration Rights Activists Call for Reform Audio:



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