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Families Seek Help For Immigrant Relatives

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More than thirty families in the Chicago area are asking their senators for help in bringing back deported relatives.

Last month, Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush sponsored a bill to give permanent residency to those relatives.

Ema Lozano, head of an immigration advocacy group, says that bill is stalled in the House.

She says the Senate is the last hope to reunite these families quickly.

The families also asked Immigration Custom Enforcement officials to postpone deporting one man until his legal options are exhausted.

But a spokesperson for ICE says the agency does not have the authority to do this.

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