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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Leaders of immigrant rights groups will join Miami Archbishop Tomas Wenski at Miami’s historic Freedom Tower on Thursday to call on President Barack Obama to take action.

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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.

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More than half a dozen farm worker 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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