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Florida immigrant advocacy group join hundreds pressing Congress on immigration overhaul bill

The Senate immigration bill, which is expected to introduce as early as Tuesday, is drawing lots of attention.

Consider the Senate letter penned by 267 national, state and local religous, immigrant and labor organizations from 38 states, including Florida. They are pressing lawmakers to make sure that the "path to citizenship" undocumented immigrants must travel be "direct, inclusive and accessible."

Signers on the letter include Scott Reed, PICO National Network, Deepak Bhargava, Center for Community Change, Cristina Jimenez, United We Dream, Mary Kay Henry, SEIU, and Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO.

The Florida groups signing the letter are Americans for Immigrant Justice (formerly Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, Miami); South Florida Jobs with Justice, Miami; PICO United Florida, Orlando, FL; FOCUS-PICO, Orlando, FL