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Inter-faith group calls on Washington lawmakers to support pathway to citizenship listen

04/29/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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An inter-faith group is pushing for federal legislation that would create a pathway to citizenship. PICO United Florida is kicking off a month-long campaign Monday to garner support from Florida members of Congress including Lakeland Republican Dennis Ross.

The group plans to hold prayer vigils in front of his office every weekday from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. through the first week of May.

Nanci Palacios is a spokesperson for PICO United Florida.

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Nearly 200 immigrants become U.S. citizens while Senators push for comprehensive immigration reform listen

01/28/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Some Republicans and Democrats in the Senate announced an immigration reform framework today that would benefit undocumented immigrants. Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York, said the agreement is a major breakthrough because Americans oppose illegal immigration, but support legal immigration.

The push came as nearly 200 Tampa Bay area immigrants became American citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Eckerd College Monday morning.

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