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Group Thanks Schock for Immigration Support
Thanks for the support. That's the message the group Organizing for Action sent a local congressman Monday. Rep. Aaron Schock (D-18th District), says Congress needs to fix a broken system.
His support for immigration reform warranted an unusual demonstration. OFA members rallied outside his Springfield office to show appreciation for his stance on immigration reform.
At the same time, the group is urging other local politicians to get on board with the "path to citizenship" plan.
Recently, Schock talked to ABC NewsChannel 20 about immigration reform. He says that Congress needs to "move through these issues by issue, step by step to fix a system that is currently broken."
OFA responded with a show of thanks.
"To Mr. Schock, I would say we're very encouraged by
what you've been saying, and you're moving in the right direction and we will be
there to see that you vote correctly," OFA Chapter Lead Scott Cross said. "But I do believe that he has listened to
his citizens and his district."
According to the non-profit's website, one of the main goals of OFA is to gather support for President Barack Obama's proposal for immigration reform. This would include strengthening border security, streamlining legal immigration, creating a path to earned citizenship,and cracking down on companies who hire undocumented immigrants.
Opponents of Obama's plan say the path to citizenship is too broad and worry his proposed increase in border security will not be enforced.