As Congress moves forward with immigration reform, we take a look at how this issue connects to culture, business and families in the Northwest.Our region is home to a unique blend of immigrants who work in all parts of our economy — from high-tech to agriculture. This population already has a deeply-rooted history here. And its ranks are expanding rapidly.Proposals for comprehensive immigration reform address border security, employment verification, guest-worker programs and pathway to citizenship for an estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the US.
Advocates Push To Slow Deportation While Waiting For Immigration Reform
Marcie Sillman talks with Pramila Jayapal, an advocate for immigrant, civil and human rights. She and other supporters are pushing to slow deportation while Congress constructs an immigration bill.