Quantcast

More than 1,200 in Durham push for immigration reform - Greenville, NC | News | Weather | Sports - WNCT.com

More than 1,200 in Durham push for immigration reform

Posted: Updated:
More than 1,200 people packed into a Durham church Sunday to call for immigration reform. More than 1,200 people packed into a Durham church Sunday to call for immigration reform.
DURHAM, N.C. -

More than 1,200 people packed into a Durham church Sunday to call for immigration reform.

The event was organized by Durham C.A.N (Congregations, Associations, and Neighborhoods). More than 20 organizations were represented at the rally, which was held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. 

The group was made of up immigrants, business leaders, religious leaders, school officials, and elected leaders both on the state and local level. U.S. Representative G.K. Butterfield and Representative David Price were also in attendance and pledged their support for immigration reform.

Most of the conversation centered around Senate Bill 744. The bill tightens border security but allows an easier path for immigrants to obtain citizenship.

Supporters say it's all about keeping families together.

"This shows it's not something that's impacting immigrants, it's impacting businesses, religious groups, it's impacting everybody in this community and we need the system to be reformed now," said event organizer Ivan Parra.

The bill passed the Senate and is now waiting a House vote.

Jonathan Rodriguez

Jonathan Rodriguez is an investigative reporter and member of the WNCN Investigates team. His storytelling specialty is connecting the dots to get to the truth, with a goal of delivering results for our community. If you have something you’d like WNCN to investigate, contact Jonathan.

More>>

  • Durham CountyMore>>

  • Lovette found not guilty in Duke student's death

    Lovette found not guilty in Duke student's death

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:19:27 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    A man convicted of killed UNC student body president Eve Carson was acquitted Wednesday in the murder of a Duke graduate student in 2008.
    A man convicted of killed UNC student body president Eve Carson was acquitted Wednesday in the murder of a Duke graduate student in 2008.
  • Grant Hill to donate $1.25M to Duke

    Grant Hill to donate $1.25M to Duke

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:55:29 GMT
    Former Duke and NBA star Grant Hill and his wife, Tamia, are giving $1.25 million to the school. (Contributed)Former Duke and NBA star Grant Hill and his wife, Tamia, are giving $1.25 million to the school. (Contributed)
    Former Duke and NBA star Grant Hill and his wife are giving $1.25 million to the school.
    Former Duke and NBA star Grant Hill and his wife are giving $1.25 million to the school.
  • Durham assistant police chief sues city over racial discrimination

    Durham assistant police chief sues city over racial discrimination

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:15:33 GMT
    Assistant Police Chief Winslow Forbes says Chief Jose Lopez overlooked black officers for promotions based on race.Assistant Police Chief Winslow Forbes says Chief Jose Lopez overlooked black officers for promotions based on race.
    The attorney for an assistant chief of police in Durham has filed a lawsuit against the City of Durham, Chief Jose Lopez and City Manager Tom Bonfield.
    The attorney for an assistant chief of police in Durham has filed a lawsuit against the City of Durham, Chief Jose Lopez and City Manager Tom Bonfield.
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.