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Old 01-11-2009, 07:55 PM
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The message was loud and clear at the Harlem church, where elected officials, clergy and immigrants filled the pews.

Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois was also in attendance. He's reaching out to church leaders to build support for immigration reform.

"They have a fundamental philosophy, faith-based organizations and especially Christian organizations, that is, if you see unfairness, if you see injustice, you have a responsibility to act," said Gutierrez.


Those in favor of enforcing immigration laws said deportation frees up jobs filled by illegal immigrants, making them available for Americans. Given the nation's worsening unemployment figures, they said that should be a top priority for elected officials.

But for those gathered at this event, the top priority is keeping immigrant families together.

NY1 | 24 Hour Local News | Politics | Immigration Advocates Call On Obama For Reform

Those at the event can be deported with the illegal aliens if they are so worried about "keeping their families together". They can live as one big miserable culture of corruption in mexico.
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