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Rep. Snyder Declares Immigration Reform Forum a 'Success'

Open-borders enthusiasts at the Guatemalan Maya Center may not be doing handstands over it, but Rep. William Snyder declared his immigration town hall meeting a success on Friday night.

The Palm City forum aimed at building a consensus on immigration policy in the state of Florida and featured 80-plus speakers who signed up to voice their opinions on the various elements of immigration reform.

I believe that the town hall meeting was very successful, said Snyder, R-Stuart.We heard from many Floridians who are concerned about illegal immigration in our state and who offered valuable input on ways to implement reform; and we also heard from individuals who oppose immigration legislation by the state.

"Additionally, we addressed many of the concerns that Floridians often cite when talking about immigration reform -- from the law enforcement component to the E-Verify system.

Snyder, who has proposed tougher Arizona-style immigration legislation for Florida, said he "looks forward to holding additional town hall meetings in other areas of the state to gather even more public input and taking the necessary steps toward building a consensus on immigration reform."

Florida is believed to be home to as many as 2 million of the nation's estimated 13 million illegal aliens.

Earlier this week, pro-immigration groups, such as Lake Worth's Guatemalan Maya Center, condemned border-control advocates like Floridians for Immigration Enforcement for pursuing "radical politics."

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