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Updated: 07/27/2013 08:00:05AM

Florida reps should break D.C. stalemate

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Not long ago we lauded U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio for his role in pushing through a bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform package through the Senate. That bill will go nowhere, though, unless the U.S. House of Representatives takes up reform and produces a measure that can be reconciled with the Senate bill.

It’s time for Florida’s congressional delegation to take the lead and help deliver reform that affects not only the state’s millions of documented and undocumented immigrants, but the communities and businesses where they live and work. The timing is right, too. A trio of national conservative groups called on House Speaker John Boehner to get to work on a reform bill. A bipartisan group of church leaders based in Palm Beach County, Florida Voices for Immigration Reform, has been writing letters to Florida congressmen, urging them to support an immigration overhaul.

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