Supporters of immigration reform legislation in Congress are putting heat on Chicago Democratic congressman Dan Lipinski.
Pro-reformers gathered outside Rep. Lipinski’s third congressional district office to urge that he take the lead in pushing immigration reform through Congress.
Comprehensive immigration reform passed the Senate a year ago, but has yet to face a vote in the House.
Organizing for Action, which calls itself a non-partisan social advocacy group, suggested that Lipinski take a cue from ousted congressman Eric Cantor (R-Va.) as an example of how voters can turn on the immigration issue.
“He should take Eric Cantor as an example,” community organizer Marlene said. “So what we need for him to do is actually step up, pledge and lead this reform.”
Organizing for Action claims that inaction on immigration reform ultimately costs the U.S. $37 million each day and that the majority of Americans supports a solution.