Advocacy Groups Work to Strengthen Their Influence on Immigration Laws

Immigration Advocates Turn to More Sophisticated Strategies in Effort to Win Support for New Legislation 1

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Groups like Hope Community in Minneapolis, which runs English classes for immigrants, may see more clients if the laws change.

The last time Congress considered legislation to change the immigration system, a then-19-year-old Mexican immigrant named Flor mostly shied away from the discussion.

Now, three years later, she has met with members of her local chamber of commerce and traveled to Las Vegas to call on Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, of Nevada, to support a new law. And last month, she took a bus to Washington to march for legislation to give people like her a chance to become legal