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Rally-Goers' Threat: "G.O.P - R.I.P."

Photo: University of Maryland student Ricky Campos rallied with thousands of other immigration reform activists at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.
Photo: University of Maryland student Ricky Campos rallied with thousands of other immigration reform activists at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.
July 11, 2013

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of immigration-reform activists, including immigrants from Maryland, rallied on Capitol Hill Wednesday demanding action from House Republicans. So far, the GOP-led House has refused to take up the comprehensive plan that passed the Senate last month, which provides a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants.

According to University of Maryland student and undocumented immigrant Ricky Campos, there will be harsh political consequences for anti-reform lawmakers.

"G.O.P - R.I.P if you don't change your perspective toward immigration," Campos declared. "We won't forget their faces if they vote no on immigration reform."

Campos, a pre-med student, said immigrants like him have much to offer their communities.

"I'm a cancer survivor," he said. "Only thing I wanted to do is try help the community. They give me my life back, regardless that I was undocumented; I was able to survive cancer."

House Republicans met Wednesday behind closed doors to discuss the way forward, but they remain divided.

Alison Burns, Public News Service - MD