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Latino leaders launch campaign to garner support for immigration reform | St. Louis Immigration Attorney Jim Hacking

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Leaders of prominent Latino advocacy organizations nationwide are meeting to organize a plan to campaign and gain support for Congress to pass immigration reform legislation in the next year.  They are taking various measures to ensure that their word is heard and using various different methods to voice their support for immigration reform.

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The Latinos for Immigration Reform Campaign was formed by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). The group’s method includes sending postcards to congressional representatives, visiting the LULAC’s website to stay informed, and visiting the Facebook page or Twitter account. There has been a positive reaction with many volunteers responding and sending over 6,000 postcards with more on their way.

An important part of the campaign is visiting Washington. D.C. to voice support of the Latino community for immigration reform to members of Congress that is scheduled to take place February 13-14.  LULAC President Margaret Moral told reporters, “With this campaign, we are continuing our work to ensure that the House and Senate bring comprehensive immigration reform to our chambers for action in early 2013. By allowing our immigration system to remain unaddressed, we further disenfranchise a group of people who want nothing more than to celebrate being a part of this country, and we perpetuate the creation of a second class,” she said.

Future Plans for immigration reform

LULAC’s campaign comes a few days after the Obama administration indicated that they intend to launch an all-out campaign to get an immigration reform bill introduced to Congress early next year. The bill is expected to include a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S, and allow a method that unites families separated due to immigration laws. In hope that the bill will pass with bipartisan support, LULAC members have been meeting with both Republicans and Democrats.

LULAC members strategically decided to kick off their campaign in Arizona which has taken the broken immigration system in their own hands and implemented their own laws. The leaders of the campaign understand the other concerns that Congress has with the large deficit, however, they believe they were promised immigration reform, and “It must be done, and it must be done now.”

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