Rep. Andy Harris to hold town hall on immigration reform in Joppa on March 1

The Aegis

U.S. Rep. Andy Harris will host a town hall meeting Thursday, March 1, at the Joppa-Magnolia fire hall, with the theme being immigration reform.

The town hall will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Joppa-Magnolia hall is at 1403 Old Mountain Road South in Joppa. The fire station is close the Route 152 interchange with Interstate 95.

Immigration reform has been a “top priority” for Harris, who represents Maryland’s First District, as well as President Donald Trump and the American people, according to Jacque Clark, Harris’s spokesperson.

“The American people have been very vocal on this issue in the past few months and Congressman Harris wants to see something get done,” Clark said Thursday.

She said Harris’ town halls around the district, which covers the Eastern Shore and large sections of Harford, Baltimore and Carroll counties, have had a general theme, but questions on topics other than immigration are welcome.

“Questions on all issues are, of course, welcome,” Clark said.

She said Harris has been holding town halls on the Eastern Shore, such as a recent one in Salisbury, and now he is visiting the western part of the district.

“All resident’s of Maryland’s First District are welcome to attend,” she said, of the Joppa meeting.

Clark said people’s identification will not be checked, but she stressed anyone who is disruptive “may be escorted out.”

Harris has faced criticism from constituents, even protests at his Bel Air office, against his stances on issues such as Trump’s sweeping tax reform, which Harris supported and Congress passed last fall.

“If there’s a shouting match, then nothing’s getting accomplished,” Clark said.

Anyone who has questions about the March 1 town hall can call Harris’ office in Washington, D.C. at 202-225-5311.

“All are welcome, and we look forward to having a good event,” Clark said.

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