Biden urges immigration reform at Atlanta ceremony - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Biden urges immigration reform at Atlanta ceremony

Posted: Updated:

By KATE BRUMBACK
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden stressed the need for comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship as he welcomed about 100 new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony in Atlanta.

The event Thursday at The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change was one of about 120 ceremonies being held around the country in early November to naturalize about 8,000 people.

Biden told the new citizens they make this country stronger. He also urged them not to forget the estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally, saying they also deserve a chance to become citizens.

Biden and President Barack Obama are backing an immigration overhaul that passed the Senate with bipartisan support. The bill has stalled in the House, where most Republicans prefer a piecemeal approach.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • 2-year-old drowns in Paulding Co. pool

    2-year-old drowns in Paulding Co. pool

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:29:17 GMT
    Authorities are investigating the drowning of a 2-year-old Paulding County boy.
    Authorities are investigating the drowning of a 2-year-old Paulding County boy.

  • Missing Tyrone teen located in Florida

    Missing Tyrone teen located in Florida

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:26:14 GMT
    Police in Florida have located a 13-year-old runaway from Tyrone, a city south of Atlanta.
    Police in Florida have located a 13-year-old runaway from Tyrone, a city south of Atlanta.
  • Man shot dead outside South DeKalb Mall

    Man shot dead outside South DeKalb Mall

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:39:41 GMT
    A man has been charged with murder after a shooting outside South DeKalb Mall on Wednesday evening.
    A man has been charged with murder after a shooting outside South DeKalb Mall on Wednesday evening.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices