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Marathon Co. board postpones final decision on immigration

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WAUSAU (WAOW) -

The Marathon County Board of Supervisors has voted to keep studying the issue of illegal immigration before sending a resolution to Congress.

That decision came at a meeting Tuesday afternoon. The board has been considering a resolution that would urge Congress to deal with immigration issues by granting legal status to those here illegally.

But at Tuesday's meeting, board member Todd McDonald offered an amendment to that resolution that would urge Congress instead to enforce federal immigration laws, increase border security, and reform legal immigration.

In the end, the board voted almost unanimously to send the issue back to the Executive Committee to create a program to educate the board. Only one board member voted against sending it back to committee.

There was no timeline given for the committee to study the issue and bring it back to the board.

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