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Immigration Reformers Are Winning August

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MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 16: Raul Rosas (C) and Julie James (R) join in with others to ask their congress people to make immigration reform a reality on August 16, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The protesters were targeting Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart to do more to win Comprehensive Immigration Reform with a path to citizenship. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) | Getty

Activists opposed to immigration reform were all set to spend this month putting pressure on lawmakers to kill the legislation. But it hasn't exactly been a show of force.

Last week, the Tea Party Patriots and NumbersUSA, two groups opposed to "amnesty" legislation, heavily publicized a rally in Richmond, Virginia, featuring Steve King, the firebrand Republican congressman who recently claimed most undocumented youth are physically fit drug mules. But only a few dozen people showed up -- far short of the hundreds organizers had planned for.

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