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Activists Rally for Immigration Reform

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D.C. area immigrants and activists were on Capitol Hill yesterday calling on lawmakers and President Obama to act on immigration reform.

A large crowd gathered in the shadow of the Capitol and invoked President Obama's campaign message of change. They want him to deliver on his promise to push for overhauling America's immigration laws.

The Reverend Simon Bautista with the Episcopal Diocese of Washington says pushing for change is part of his calling. Bautista says he doesn't want to see any more families torn apart because of the immigration system.

"People are s cared and afraid that at some point they are going to be divided. The fact that I can see a family attending my church today and eventually I will not see this family anymore because they are afraid and they have to start packing and getting ready in case they are being deported," said Bautista.

Even with Democrats controlling Congress and the White House, the push for changing America's immigration system is proving difficult. President Obama says it's still among his top priorities but doesn't expect to sign legislation before the end of this year.

Manuel Quinones reports...

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