Dec 13 1:00 PM

Immigration activists shut down Congress

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during an immigration event with members of Fast for Families immigration reform movement December 12, 2013.
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The Stream (Al Jazeera)

More than 1,000 pro-immigration reform activists gathered outside of Congressional offices on Thursday, effectively shutting down business in over 100 House Republican offices.

School, church and union groups converged on Washington DC from as far away as North Carolina and New York. Recent polling shows that 63% of Americans support a comprehensive immigration reform, or a path to citizenship for those currently living in the United States illegally. A minority think that immigrants are a "threat to traditional American values."

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