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People rally in Tampa to show support for immigration reform

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

People gathered in front of Senator Marco Rubio's office at the University of South Florida Tampa campus Wednesday afternoon to show concern about the Senate passing the 'border surge' amendment to the immigration bill.

A few local community group leaders voiced their opinions on the issue of immigration and legalization.

"We don't like what they are proposing for the border and the people who live there, but more than anything we support this bill because it will end the horrible fear that hard working immigrants face every day of their lives," said Lurvin Lizardo, an Immigrant Christian activist in Ministerio Evangelico Renacer Cristiano Church.

He was referring to the fear of being deported. The group leaders cited a poll that 72% of Florida voters supported the immigration reform with a path to citizenship. 

"Monday's vote takes us one step closer to fixing our broken immigration system," said Elena McCullough with Mi Familia Vota.

The Senate may push the legislation across a few final hurdles ahead of passage Thursday, according to the Associated Press.

 

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