LULAC Holds Town Hall on Immigration Reform

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- One local organization hosts an interactive town hall meeting to educate more people about proposed immigration reform.

The Rockford chapter of LULAC, the League of United Latin American Citizens hosted a question and answer session Sunday at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Rockford. Families were able to learn from a local lawyer about how to apply for citizenship and what's being done to give more young people legal status. The house may take up individual immigration bills once lawmakers return to Washington in September from their summer recess.

I don't like to see people held behind. I want to see them move forward,” says Daniela Barone. “There are many people in this community. Hispanics are not the only ones. Hispanics is the majority that need help. They’re just too afraid to ask for help. I want to see them be able to ask for that help.

A similar info session will be held this Wednesday at 7pm at the Universalist Unitarian Church in Rockford.

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