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Organizing for Action rally, support of new immigration legislation

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Happening today, supporters of immigration reform will be sending a message to Arizona's senators to keep pushing forward. 

Many are set to gather right outside of Senator Jeff Flake's office today to show support for the immigration legislation he helped draft.

The group, ‘Organizing for Action', says the legislation is a victory for those fighting to fix the immigration system.

Organizing for Action will also be holding the rally today, urging Washington to pass legislation that includes a path to citizenship for the country's 11 million undocumented immigrants.

The ‘Gang of 8', the bipartisan group of Senators who crafted the legislation, believes the bill will pass the Senate. 

Both Senator Jeff Flake and John McCain are part of the group behind the immigration legislation.  While those rallying today say the legislation is a victory, opponents say it's not what they have been fighting for.

Local groups like Derechos Humanos say the legislation would cost too much money and it dramatizes a war zone environment along the border regions.

Volunteers and community leaders will rally and host a press conference at Senator Flake's office at 12:30 p.m. today. 

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