Hundreds of residents who live in neighborhoods near the site of a proposed immigrant shelter joined forces to oppose the project.

The residents met Wednesday evening at the old Gigante store located on Eleventh Street in western Mexicali to sign a petition that will eventually be turned in to the Assembly.

Adelante Valle Editor Arturo Bojorquez can be reached at abojorquez@ivpressonline.com or 760-335-4646.

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