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Local Families Rally for Immigration Reform

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PASCO, Wash. - A group of people gathered at Congressman Doc Hasting's office in Pasco Monday evening to raise awareness for immigration reform.

Father's Day was Sunday, but some say the current immigration system kept many fathers away from their children during the special day. People at the event are asking lawmakers to introduce comprehensive immigration reform to keep families together.

"You may not be an immigrant or an undocumented immigrant, but a friend might be. A neighbor might be. A cousin, a family member, a teacher. You don't know. Because reality is, we're all human," said Immigration Reform Activist Rosia Lopez.

Similar immigration reform vigils were held throughout the state Monday, including one in Yakima.