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Congressman Pascrell Announces Immigration Forum

By on April 17, 2013

PascrellportraitforwebForum will provide unique opportunity for constituents to share their thoughts on immigration reform for Pascrell to bring back to Washington

WASHINGTON, DC – As Congress prepares to debate large scale changes to our immigration system, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that he will be holding a forum on immigration reform to allow constituents, including local students, to share their ideas for him to bring back to Washington.  The forum, entitled “Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Views and Perspectives of New Jersey’s 9th Congressional District”, will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 6:00 pm at International High School in Paterson, which is located at 200 Grand Street.  The forum, which will be attended by International High School students along with ethnic groups from across New Jersey’s Ninth Congressional District, is opened to the public.

“New Jersey’s Ninth Congressional District is one of the most ethnically diverse districts in our nation, making it an ideal venue to discuss immigration reform,” said Rep. Pascrell.  “I have long been committed to working with our President and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle in Congress to enact common-sense immigration reform. As the Congress moves forward with legislation that strives to address topics including border security, family reunification, visas and worker verification, I look forward to hosting a productive discussion on these issues.  I encourage everyone to attend and take advantage of this unique opportunity to have your voice be heard on one of the most pressing topics facing this generation.” Since space is limited, attendees are encouraged to contact Pascrell’s district office at (973) 523-5152 or email

immigreform2013@gmail.com to confirm attendance.

International High School’s commitment to teaching diversity and celebrating the multicultural atmosphere of Paterson make it a fitting venue to discuss immigration reform. Students attending this academy are required to strive to be conversant in a language other than their native language, while immersing themselves in a curriculum focused on international and global studies.