Immigration reform advocates targeted U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, on Wednesday by demonstrating 60 miles outside his district at the Palm Beach Kennel Club, the dog track owned by the Rooney family.
It was part of a “Remember In November Farmworker Caravan” traveling Florida during the August congressional recess to urge House members to support a Senate bill to create a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants who are now in the country illegally. Rooney does not support the sweeping Senate bill and favors smaller bills aimed at increasing border security and creating a guest worker program for farm laborers, Rooney spokesman Michael Mahaffey said.
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