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Immigration Reform Activists Head To Washington

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Immigration Reform Activists Head To Washington

Immigration Reform Activists Head To Washington

Photo by Jude Joffe-Block

Pro-immigrant rights activists rallied in front of Sen. John McCain's Phoenix office on Monday to announce a delegation traveling to the nation's capitol.

PHOENIX -- A bipartisan group of Senators known as the " Gang of Eight" may release proposed immigration legislation by the end of the week.

That has immigrants and reformers from all over the country heading to Washington to push for a bill that includes a path to citizenship.

The activists, including dozens from Phoenix, will lobby for legislation that keeps immigrant families together and provides a path to citizenship for immigrants currently in the country illegally.

"We want Congress to make a decision now, Easter Break is over, there is no time for rest," said Melissa Molina of the United Farm Workers Foundation in Phoenix.

A national rally for citizenship is scheduled at the U.S. Capitol's West Lawn on Wednesday.

Organizers say they expect tens of thousands of people to attend.

Jude Joffe-Block was a senior field correspondent at KJZZ from 2010 to 2017.