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Published June 17, 2013, 09:42 PM

Heitkamp meets with Fargo business leaders

Senator Heidi Heitkamp wants to insure new Immigration reform Legislation will be right for North Dakota. She met with local business leaders in Fargo today to see how the new bill would impact them and their businesses. Heitkamp says she wants to protect the Northern Border to facilitate the free-flow of trade between Canada and North Dakota, and protect our state.

Senator Heidi Heitkamp wants to insure new Immigration reform Legislation will be right for North Dakota. She met with local business leaders in Fargo today to see how the new bill would impact them and their businesses. Heitkamp says she wants to protect the Northern Border to facilitate the free-flow of trade between Canada and North Dakota, and protect our state.

Heitkamp: "So much focus has been on undocumented workers, wether they are farm workers, or construction workers, that we haven't had the focus on the illegal folks. By that I mean people who come up here to sell drugs, people who come up here to really engage in criminal activity."

Heitkamp says she also wants to eliminate high quality employees having to leave once their work visa runs out.

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