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Article posted: 7/1/2013 5:00 AM

Keep working to fix immigration

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Over the last few years, it's become commonplace for Congress to fight and not get anything done. However, lately, at least on the issue of immigration reform, that hasn't been the case.

Maybe it's because people across Illinois have been coming together and speaking out on this important issue: union members, small business owners, faith leaders, and community activists.

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I know a lot people have been contacting their senators about this. I've volunteered with my union to get people involved. We've made phone calls, sent emails, and attended rallies to put pressure on Senator Kirk to support comprehensive immigration reform.

It seemed to have an effect. Sen. Kirk announced last week that he'd support the Senate's immigration bill. Now it's time for the U.S. House of Representative to work on a comprehensive bill.

I'm going to ask my congressman, Brad Schneider, to support worker-centered comprehensive immigration reform. I'm going to keep working until we've fixed our broken immigration system.

Sharrie Aaron

Lakemoor

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