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Thousands gather for an immigration rally Sunday in Washington. A delegation from Willmar was on hand, including Paola Janeth Pena.

Willmar delegation joins national immigration rally


A delegation from Willmar joined the tens of thousands who marched in Washington, D.C., Sunday to press for immigration reform.

"A very amazing experience" is how Paola Janeth Pena described it three days later. "You could feel the power of all those people together," she said.

Waving signs and American flags, the demonstrators urged for lawmakers to tackle an immigration bill -- and to do it soon. The crowd, estimated at 200,000, filled the Washington Mall for the rally.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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