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Immigration reform group focuses on Rep. Sean Duffy

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A group supporting immigration reform brought its message to Wausau.

That group—Bibles, Badges, and Business for Immigration Reform (BBB)—is pushing Rep. Sean Duffy (R-7th District) to support overhauling our nation's immigration laws.

At a forum Wednesday afternoon at UW-Marathon County, several panelists spoke in support of passing immigration reform. That panel included business leaders and a dairy farmer. Marathon County Sheriff Scott Parks also attended.

According to its website, BBB pushes for creating a pathway for those in the country illegally to gain citizenship, modernizing the country's current immigration policies, strengthening border security, and creating worker programs.

The U.S. Senate has already passed an immigration bill. It's now before the House of Representatives.

Angela Adams, BBB Midwest regional coordinator, said the group is holding these forums in areas of the country where members of Congress haven't taken a firm stance on immigration.

Adams said her group feels "like we can bring some light to the conversation and bring some of these voices that are traditionally more conservative in support of immigration reform."

Congressman Duffy did not attend Wednesday's forum, but his district director did. Newsline 9 asked for comment on Duffy's stance on immigration, but he declined, referring us to a spokeswoman. The spokeswoman never got back to us.

 

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