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Immigration Protest In D.C. Has Local Connections

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PASCO, Wash.- A protest in the nation's capitol has a local connection. NBC Right Now spoke with a Pasco woman who is among hundreds making national headlines.

Stephanie Fuentes is part of a group of women who rallied Thursday in Washington D.C. She was one of the first arrested by police while protesting Congress. The organization One America called upon hundreds of women to gather and tell congress to act fairly in immigration reform. Fuentes along with the other women believe the current immigration laws don't allow much room for many women to become citizens.

"I just want the house of representatives to respect the will of the people and to bring it to an honest vote," explained Fuentes.

Fuentes has been released from jail and is already on her way back to the Tri-Cities. She told us she hopes her actions might inspire other young women of the Tri-Cities to take a stand for things they believe in.