|Published:||Jun 28, 2013 4:09 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jun 28, 2013 4:09 PM EDT|
MIAMI (AP) - Florida immigrant groups are urging Congress to move forward with comprehensive reform after the passage of a bill in the U.S. Senate.
Florida Immigrant Coalition Executive Director Maria Rodriguez spoke alongside a dozen immigrants and advocates holding up signs Friday at Miami's historic Freedom Tower.
Rodriguez said the community needs to continue demanding reform as the bill moves to the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill offers a path to citizenship for those in the U.S. unlawfully while also taking steps to reduce future illegal immigration.
The legislation faces a tough battle in the House, where conservative Republicans hold power.
Immigrants in Florida held up signs urging lawmakers to keep families united and reminding people the struggle for reform is not yet over.
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