News Summary: Immigration debate enlivens rallies

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Associated Press

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 11:02 AM

TAKING IT TO THE STREET: Tens of thousands of people are expected to rally in dozens of cities from New York to Bozeman, Mont., in what has become an annual cry for easing the nation's immigration laws.

GOOD TIMING: The rallies carry a sense of urgency, two weeks after a bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill that would bring many of the estimated 11 million living in the U.S. illegally out of the shadows.

PRESSURE'S ON: Immigrant advocacy groups are focusing on calling and writing members of Congress, sometimes targeting specific lawmakers at key moments in the debate.

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