- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

MIAMI (AP) - Miami Archbishop Tomas Wenski is joining immigrant advocates to urge President Barack Obama to take action on immigration.

Last spring, Obama promised an executive order on immigration in the wake of congressional deadlock. He pushed off a self-imposed deadline during the unaccompanied minor crisis and then again ahead of midterm elections.

Now, immigrant and allied groups say it’s time to act. Labor and immigrant rights groups will join Wenski Thursday morning outside Miami’s historic Freedom Tower.

More than half a dozen farmworker and other groups will hold similar events in Tampa and Orlando. Their efforts echo a national call from Washington immigration organizations also set for Thursday. Advocates say the president has nothing to lose by providing a path to legalization for thousands of immigrants in the country illegally.

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