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Get out the (immigrant) vote!

Today the Chicago Tribune is running a story on groups working to register immigrant voters for the upcoming election. Organizations like the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and other FIRM (the Fair Immigration Reform Movement) allies are working to win greater influence over immigration policy decisions during the next administration.

With voter turnout at record levels, a strong immigrant showing could help re-energize federal discussions about legalization, school funding, neighborhood safety and other issues, said Juan Salgado, president of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, which is helping coordinate the effort.

Click here for the full article.

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