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Mayors at Oklahoma City conference call for federal immigration reform (VIDEO & ARTICLE)

Mayors at Oklahoma City conference call for federal immigration reform (VIDEO & ARTICLE)

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Mayors convened for the U.S. Conference of Mayors condemned Arizona's new immigration law set to go into effect in July. They called for the federal government to act swiftly to pass immigration reform.

NewsOK
BY VALLERY BROWN
Published: June 14, 2010

Hundreds of U.S. mayors Sunday gave a standing ovation to the Phoenix mayor who has spoken out against Arizona's new immigration law. 

Mayor Phil Gordon told those attending a U.S. Conference of Mayors panel that although he and his family have been the target of threats because of his criticism of the law, he regrets not speaking out earlier and demanding the federal government address immigration reform in the U.S.

He said reform needs to address security at the border, put an emphasis on finding dangerous criminals and eliminate the obstacles to citizenship and residency that cause many to shun the system.

"When a policy says wait 20 years, they can't come here legally,” said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, referring to the limited number of certain types of visas to workers and family members of immigrants... FULL ARTICLE

 

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