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Immigration Reform Rally

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Crowds came together this morning at Billings' South Park, all in support of what organizers say, is a much needed immigration reform.

Event planners like Marc Stewart, have a clear message to share regarding immigration reform.

"This is a time for us as a country to do more. To reach out to those who have done a lot of our labor," says Stewart.

Volunteers from the Montana Organizing Project, say the current immigration laws in the United States, are too strict and need to be reformed.

"Currently, there are eleven and a half million immigrants in the country today, that are living in the shadows, that are being denied access to community services that the rest of us take for granted. And we need to open those doors for them," says Amy Aguirre, a volunteer with Montana Organizing Project.

Some people believe Montana is too far north to see an influx of immigrants, but the Montana Organizing Project volunteers say illegal immigrants are here and need to be noticed.

"We have over four thousand immigrants in Montana that are undocumented and need these doors open to them," says Aguirre.

The project sponsored the event, asking community members to contact their congressmen and ask them to support the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, protecting undocumented immigrants and their families.

 

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