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Protesters promise push forward on immigration

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 00:59

Oct. 18 - A protest in San Francisco attempts to refocus political debate back to immigration reform. Nathan Frandino reports.

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With the federal government shutdown over, protesters in San Francisco are hoping to bring attention back to immigration. Outside the federal immigration office, activists blocked a bus carrying detainees. (SOUNDBITE) (English) HAIRO CORTEZ, DEMONSTRATOR, SAYING: "This bus is carrying people to be deported." "There are family members. There are mothers, fathers, children, brothers, sisters, that may never see their family members again." A measure for immigration reform that would have provided a path to citizenship failed in the House earlier this year. The activists say they cannot wait any longer. "We're not going to wait for Congress anymore. We're not going to wait for President Obama. This is a humanitarian crisis." Police eventually negotiated with the demonstrators to move away from the bus. While no arrests were made, the message was heard loud and clear. It's not clear if Congress will reconsider immigration reform legislation by the end of the year.

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Protesters promise push forward on immigration

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 00:59