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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

200,000 MARCH FOR COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM

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Most of the media was understandably focused on health care reform after yesterday's historic vote in Congress, but the immigration debate was literally right around the corner. An estimated 200,000 marchers filled five long blocks of the Washington Mall yesterday to urge the President and members of Congress to now pivot from health care reform to immigration. This was the first major rally since the May 1, 2006 rallies around the country and it was highlighted by the broadcast of a videotaped message from President Obama.

President Obama reconfirmed his commitment to reform and expressed his support for the Schumer-Graham framework. The President did, however, caution that CIR "won't happen overnight."

The rally was also addressed by Luis Gutierrez, the leading pro-immigration Congressman from Illinois, the Reverend Jesse Jackson and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

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  1. Another Voice's Avatar
    Too bad there was little coverage of the event due to HC vote.
  2. Dan's Avatar
    Is this the beginning of the debate or is this the end of it? Somebody have to ask Graham for it.
  3. Sam's Avatar
    "Is this the beginning of the debate or is this the end of it? Somebody have to ask Graham for it. "

    Dont ask him until The US Senate is done with reconcilliation HC bill ... They will say no deal...
  4. KJ's Avatar
    Republicans say they are angry about the HC bill and they won't cooperate on anything else from now on. So chances for CIR are very slim.
  5. test's Avatar
    A perfect waste of the precious time of the 200,000 people who marched to D.C from various parts of the country. This rallly acheived nothing. not even a pinch of media attention. A very bad timing on part of the organizers to have this the same weekend as the HC reform bill vote.
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