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Councilwoman Jessica Fitzwater (D) is glad more than a dozen community members from the county’s immigrant population called in to support legislation that would give them more of a voice.

That legislation would set up a commission on immigrant affairs, have up to 17 members and be required to submit an annual report to the county executive and County Council outlining recommendations and data concerning immigrant needs and concerns about engagement with county government, delivering services, civil rights protections and economic and workforce development, among other requirements.

“I think it really shows … the broad support for the bill but also the great diversity within the great immigrant population … and what they bring to our community,” Fitzwater said Wednesday about all the people who called in support.

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