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Brian Rossell, and his daughter Kelly Rossell, 11, both from Sonsonate, El Salvador, hold up placards as they join immigration supporters during a rally for citizenship on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 10, 2013. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)
Brian Rossell, and his daughter Kelly Rossell, 11, both from Sonsonate, El Salvador, hold up placards as they join immigration supporters during a rally for citizenship on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 10, 2013. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

As the debate surrounding U.S. military action in Syria continues to deepen, advocates of immigration reform find that their concerns are becoming background music.

Congress is likely to postpone any immigration overhaul until the end of 2013, despite the fact that organizers are pushing for action this fall.

Last Wednesday, advocates delivered 600,000 petitions to the Ohio office of Speaker John Boehner, asking for more action.

Organizations are planning rallies in 40 cities on October 5th, followed by a march and rally in Washington on October 8th.

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This segment aired on September 9, 2013.

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