Group urges senator to keep families together on immigration reform

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Group urges senator to keep families together on immigration reform

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by KTVB

KTVB.COM

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 14 at 6:58 PM

BOISE -- About a dozen people stopped by Senator Mike Crapo's Boise office Friday to urge him to keep families together when voting on immigration reform.

Since Crapo is in Washington D.C., his staff listened to their message.

The group had the story of one family written on a big poster board as one example of how immigration reform tears families apart.

They also gave him 11 ties to represent the 1,100 immigrants who are deported every day.

"The message that I want to send, we want fair treatment as human beings. We don't want to be political gain. We don't want families to be separated," said Vincente Barragon, who wants families included in the reform. "If we want a strong nation that begins with having strong families."

The same group made a similar presentation to Congressman Raul Labrador.

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