MINNEAPOLIS -- Leaders from Minnesota's business, faith, labor, education and immigrant communities gathered Saturday to urge the U.S. House to pass immigration reform this year.
The group rallied at the Basilica and then marched to the Hennepin County Government Center.
With immigration reform stalled, they say they want Congress to know they will keep pushing for change in Washington.
"It's been over 20 years since they last updated the immigration laws. The Senate acted in June and now we need the House of Representatives to act," says Steve Hunter with the AFL-CIO.
Some lawmakers opposed to immigration reform say they want a number of things to happen beforehand, including better security along the border with Mexico. Other opponents argue reform will flood the U.S. job market with low-skilled workers and burden the economy.
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