SPEAKING BEFORE 1,000 AT TOWN HALL, SHE PROMISES LEGISLATION BY YEAR'S END
By James Hohmann, Mercury News
Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, told an estimated crowd of 1,000 at a town hall meeting Saturday that she -- at the urging of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- would work to pass a comprehensive immigration law by the end of the year.
``With your help and your stories, I believe I can help others in the Congress understand,'' said Lofgren, who became chair of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law when the Democrats took control of Congress in January. ``If we are just punitive to those who have started to make a life here, who we will really punish is America.''
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