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Published August 10, 2013 1:01 am
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Republicans and Democrats in the Senate deserve praise for passing immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship for nearly 11 million Americans without papers. The House of Representatives should be next, but a tiny handful of Republicans are standing in the way of a vote.

I think this is unacceptable to the millions of immigrants in our country who want citizenship. The path to citizenship already has the support of a majority of the House, and it's hurting our country to keep so many people living in the shadows.

I hope Congress follows the will of the American public and passes immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship for 11 million Americans without papers. It's the right thing to do.

Andrea Francisco





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