Seattle Times Editorial: Benjamin Nuñez-Marquez’ deportation highlights need for immigration reform

http://seattletimes.com/html/editorials/2023376125_immigrationreformbenjaminnunezmarquezedit15xml.html BENJAMIN Nuñez-Marquez’s deportation, scheduled for April 29, underscores the urgent need for Congress to overhaul the nation’s immigration system. An operator at a sawmill on Orcas Island immigrated to the U.S. illegally, but he has proved himself an irreplaceable worker and trusted neighbor. Hundreds of local residents and at least four Democratic members of…

Orcas Island tries to protect skilled immigrant facing deportation

Robert Gibbs was quoted on the following Seattle Times article. http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2023341545_undocumentedorcasxml.html By Lornet Turnbull Seattle Times People on Orcas Island are uniting around the sole operator of a small family-run sawmill there, saying his scheduled deportation to Mexico this month could force that business closed and harm the region’s economy. Owners of West Sound Lumber,…

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