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150-mile march for immigration reform

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They walked along U.S. Highway 92 with wide brimmed hats and bandanas wrapped around their necks to keep them cool. Several dozen advocates for immigration reform had another few miles to go before calling it a day. They were looking forward to settling in at St. Francis Assisi Church in Seffner before taking off for Tampa.

The marchers were from groups like PICO, People Improving Communities Through Organizing, who want to move immigration reform from a backburner back into the spotlight. It is especially difficult now to garner the attention of Congress given the battles raging over Obamacare, the government shutdown, and a fast-approaching deadline on the debt ceiling.

The protesters' journey began earlier this week in Winter Garden, just outside Orlando. By the time it is done, they will have walked 150 miles. It will end in Tampa this Monday, where they will meet with Catholic officials at Sacred Heart Church downtown.

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