Rep. Roby Addresses Concerns on Immigration Reform

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By Ellis Eskew

Congresswoman Martha Roby is listening to voters as she tours Alabama's Second District with town hall meetings.
Illegal immigration was one of those topics.
Representative Martha Roby addresses a crowd in Prattville.
She says immigration is a top priority.
And its also on the heart of Evelyn Servin.
 
Although she is a U.S. citizen, her husband is not.
She says the process for her husband to become a legal citizen has taken more than ten years now.
She lives in fear every day that he may be deported.

"I have prayed, I have texted my husband every morning and every afternoon that I need to know where he is, his whereabouts, and every time I have prepared myself. I haven't prepared my children for that because I want them to be with their daddy. That's why we are working very hard to let our representatives know that we need reform," said Servin.

Members from the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice were at the meeting.
They believe there needs to be reform... and sooner rather than later.
Roby addressed their concerns and laid out her stance on immigration reform.

"I am for legal immigration. I'm not for supporting anything illegal. I believe we not only have to secure the border, but make sure we are not supporting amnesty. And lastly, looking at the legal immigration process and where we can make improvements in that process as well," said Roby.

Her response was taken well, but for those who deal with the struggle of the immigration process on a daily basis, they say only time will tell.

"I like it. But I like to see actions because words, we can hear that every single day. But now is the time to make a solution to this problem," said Irmia Albarez.




 

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