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Friday, March 19, 2010 - 12:53pm

Georgians Join Immigration March

Updated: 4 years ago.
More than 1000 people from Georgia will participate in a march in Washington, D.C. on Sunday calling for immigration reform. (Photo courtesy of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials)

More than 1000 people from Georgia will travel to Washington this week to demand immigration reform.

Latino groups say President Obama hasn't followed through on a promise to make it easier for immigrants to stay in the U.S., instead deporting more immigrants at a faster rate than the Bush administration did.

"The community is pretty much fed up for immigration reform to happen," says Jerry Gonzalez, director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials. "(Obama) promised during the campaign that that was going to happen the first year...and part of the reason that we're going to Washington, D.C., is to ensure that the president doesn't forget his promise."

Gonzalez's organization and others from Georgia will join thousands of people from across the U.S. at a march on the National Mall on Sunday, the same day a major congressional vote on health care reform is scheduled.

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