Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close
(KTAR Photo/Bob McClay)

PHOENIX -- A coalition of immigrant rights groups is stepping up its efforts to get Congress to vote on immigration reform.

The Arizona Comprehensive Immigration Reform Table delivered a letter Tuesday to Republican headquarters in Phoenix. The letter encouraged state GOP leaders to urge U.S. House Speaker John Boehner to call for a congressional vote on comprehensive immigration reform.

Tony Navarette of the group Promise Arizona said if Congress were to vote on the issue, it would pass.

"We have over 27 Republicans who have come out and said they support a pathway to citizenship. Now it's up for the house speaker to act," said Navarette. "Speaker Boehner, we need you to act now," he said.

Raquel Teran of the group Mi Familia Vote said immigrant rights groups will be stepping up their protests at GOP offices across the country.

"It is time to take our organizing to the next level, and we're going to be here until the Republican Party comes out and publicly asks Boehner to give us a vote on the pathway to citizenship," Teran said.

The group planned to return to the state GOP headquarters on Wednesday.

Bob McClay, Reporter

share this story:
Attention Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.