Immigration group rallies for reform in Springfield

By WEEK Producer

July 3, 2013 Updated Jul 3, 2013 at 11:38 AM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The U.S. Senate passed an immigration reform package last week, but the fight is still not over in the House.

That is why "Organizing For Action - Illinois", the group which grew out of the Obama election campaign, held a news conference outside Representative Aaron Schock's Springfield office on Tuesday calling on him to support reform.

OFA says the Senate bill strengthens border security, cracks down on employers of undocumented workers, streamlines the legal immigration system and creates a pathway to citizenship.

In a statement, Representative Schock's office said Schock "continues to support immigration reform", but that "the house will move forward with its own approach to immigration reform".

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