Immigration Rally Signals Growing Demand for Reform

Two years ago, Antolin Aguirre was lambasted by Republican lawmakers during a state Senate hearing for testifying in Spanish in opposition to state-based immigration proposals he said were discriminatory.

On Friday he was back at the Capitol delivering a different message. 

“We’re launching a nationwide human rights movement where we are respected, not only as immigrants but as human beings and as part of this society,” Aguirre said. “And we’re demanding an immigration reform policy that’s functional and humane, that unites families and respects our dignity.”

Aguirre, one of hundreds who took to the Capitol for a ...

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