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Federal, Local Lawmakers Demand Action on Immigration Reform

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Federal and local lawmakers came together in Queens Friday to demand action on immigration reform.

They joined community members on the steps of Town Hall in Flushing.

They called on House Speaker John Boehner to bring an immigration reform bill to a vote.

The U.S. Senate passed a bill last year.

"It would unite families. It would create pathways to citizenship. It would revitalize our economy. It would support small businesses in Flushing and around the country," said Rep. Steve Israel, whose district covers parts of Queens and Long Island.

"We are doing all that we can at the state level between the New York State DREAM Act and a lot of other pieces of legislation that would help immigrants day in and day out, but there is nothing more important than comprehensive immigration reform at the federal level," said Assemblywoman Nily Rozic of Queens.

State Assembly members also promised to fight for the New York State DREAM Act, which failed in the state Senate by two votes earlier this month.

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