Forum in Patchogue looks at immigrant system overhaul
Originally published: March 11, 2013 8:17 PM
Updated: March 12, 2013 11:12 AM
By VÍCTOR MANUEL RAMOSvictor.firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo credit: Steve Pfost | (L-R) Joe Gergela of the Long Island Farm Bureau, Kevin Law of the Long Island Association, Roger Clayman of the Long Island Federation of Labor, Otoniel Figueroa Duran of the Local 32BJ SEIU, and Alvin Ramnarain of the Local 1102 RWDSU/UFCW attend the forum on the economic benefits of immigration reform at the Congregational Church of Patchogue. (March 11, 2013)
Immigrants are essential to Long Island's economy because of the jobs they fill and the vibrancy they bring to communities, business leaders and advocates said at a Patchogue church Monday during a panel discussion on the contentious issue.
The forum showed growing consensus for an immigration system overhaul along principles crafted by the U.S. Senate and the White House and a change in tone...
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