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Quad Citians Rally For Immigration Reform

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Members of The Quad Cities Interfaith, and other local groups gathered Saturday to voice out their concerns over immigration reform.

They call it "Dream For All".

"Now is the time, now is past time for reform, and people are anxious for our leaders to step-up and do the right thing," said Leslie Kilgannon, Director of Quad CIties Interfaith.

Immigration reform has been a controversial topic for many years. Some say illegal immigrants should not be given citizenship. But now, with over 11-million undocumented immigrants here in the United States, others say something has to be done.

"Living in the shadows is not a good place to be, we as Americans we have to say that the system isn't right, we really want to change it," Kilgannon said.

Lupe Filio came to the U.S. when she was just 14. Now, 11-years later, she's able to work legally and get the education she's always wanted.

"We want to fight for this, in order for them to have papers; in order for them to work legally. We want to stay here in the United States, this is the country where we are living, we want to stay here," Filio said.

Leaders of these groups have been working towards immigration reform for over ten-years and they say they wont be stopping anytime soon.

This rally comes just two days after the U.S. Senate passed a massive immigration reform bill in a bipartisan vote. That bill would revamp America's legal immigration system, increase security resources along the Mexican border and offer millions of undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship.

But, leaders of the Republican-led House say they won't vote on the Senate bill.

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