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Congress Hits the Brakes on Immigration Reform

Supporters of citizenship for immigrants deliver petitions to House Speaker John Boehner's office during an immigration rally in West Chester, Ohio, on Sept. 4
Supporters of citizenship for immigrants deliver petitions to House Speaker John Boehner's office during an immigration rally in West Chester, Ohio, on Sept. 4Photograph by Tom Uhlman/AP Photo

This week, advocates of comprehensive immigration reform will stage events in Washington, where they’ll try to make news by getting arrested. Next week, they’ll make noise outside the D.C. offices of corporations that give big money to Republicans and are believed to have sway over them on the issue. On Oct. 5, activists will hold rallies in more than 60 other cities.

Will any of this get Congress’s attention?