12/06/2013 09:36 am ET Updated Feb 05, 2014

Latino Leaders To Hispanic Lawmakers: Lead Or Get Out Of The Way

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Several leading Latino civil rights groups delivered a petition with nearly 10,000 signatures to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Thursday demanding that the lawmakers be bolder in fighting for immigration reform.

In a statement about the petitions, the coalition depicted the Caucus, whose members are Democrats, as hesitant to take a strong stand on the need for immigration reform and on denouncing the record number of deportations that have occurred under the Obama administration.

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