Immigration Demonstrations Reach Western New England

Illegal immigrants and their supporters rallied across Massachusetts yesterday as part of a nationwide day of demonstrations. Demonstrators in downtown Amherst called on congress to pass immigration reform that would provide a path to permanent citizenship for undocumented workers. WFCR’s Charlene Scott reports.

Immigration Bill Debate

Tensions are high in Congress over what should be done with illegal immigrants already in the U.S. Immigration reform legislation is expected to hit the Senate floor at the end of this month. And Massachusetts lawmakers are calling for a temporary guest worker program to be included in the bill. Jill Morrison reports from WFCR’s Capitol Hill bureau.