immigration reform

While Washington struggles with immigration reform there’s a new report that says Maryland get a big economic boost from such legislation.

Maryland News Connection reporter Allison Burns has the story.

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Hundreds of immigration reform supporters gathered in Georgetown yesterday as part of a nationwide set of rallies to get Congress to move on the issue.

Claudia Pena Porretti, executive director of La Esperanza, a non-profit agency that helps Hispanics in Sussex County, said that she believed the reform effort has stalled.

Democrats and Republicans appear to be set to hammer out some kind of deal over immigration reform that was stymied during the Bush administration.

As the debate takes place in the nation’s capital, undocumented immigrations wait and watch to see what might be their fate under a new law.

Delmarva Public Radio’s Don Rush prepared this report on their reaction to the proposals  being put forth.

Translation and reportorial assistance was provided by Charito Calvachi-Mateyko for this report.