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Apr 10, 2013 4:00 PM

Pro-Immigration Rally Held In Downtown Lexington

Several hundred members from the central Kentucky Hispanic community gathered in downtown Lexington Wednesday to push for immigration reform.

The rally coincides with a deal expected to be announced soon by a U.S. Senate committee on the hot-button topic.

People who attended say it was more than just immigration reform, it was about urging Washington to go about this the right way. The rally was called "Legalizacion Con Dignidad," which is Spanish for "Legalization With Dignity."

The rally and dozens of similar ones across the country coincided with the main immigration reform rally in Washington, D.C. as a Senate committee is expected to announce an immigration proposal in the next few weeks.

More than 30 Hispanic-owned businesses in Lexington closed between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in solidarity for with the rally.

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