Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Miss. farming town's immigrants pray bill will die

Lawmakers don't always care how new laws will affect their residents and businesses.  - - Donna Poisl

By Laura Tillman, Associated Press

VARDAMAN, Miss. (WTW) — On a recent afternoon in this Mississippi sweet potato farming town of 1,300, a group of immigrants gathered in the safe haven of the Catholic Charities office to discuss visa options.

The conversation quickly turned to the immigration bill being debated in the state Legislature, and talk of what to do if it passes.
Immigrant advocates mostly suggest they pray the bill does not become law.
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