The Hill -- Mike Lillis
Undaunted by GOP efforts to undo President Obama's executive order to halt deportations, House Democrats have launched a national campaign to get the millions of eligible illegal immigrants signed up.
Spearheaded by Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), the multi-city effort will unite lawmakers, faith-based institutions and other community leaders working to help participants through the application process and over other bureaucratic hurdles.
"We want to ensure that … constituents understand what the executive order does, that those eligible will be able to come forward safely to submit to a background check and to register in order to get right with the law," Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), who will host such an event on Wednesday in Providence, said Tuesday during a press briefing in the Capitol.
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Updated: Wed, Jan 28th 2015 @ 2:40pm EST