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Comprehensive immigration reform campaign announced

Members of the League of United Latin American Citizens announce a campaign for comprehensive immigration reform. (Sandra Haros/KTAR)

Arizona has become ground zero for the immigration debate and for that reason the League of United Latin American Citizens picked the state's capitol to announce a massive, multi-tiered nationwide campaign that will "ensure the support from Congressional leadership for comprehensive immigration reform."

"The reason why we are here in Arizona is because this is where it all started and this is where we are going to start the beginning of the end of getting comprehensive immigration reform passed," said LULAC National Executive Director Brent Wilkes.

The campaign, according to LULAC, is organized into three components that includes LULAC's network of approximately 115,000 grassroots volunteer members organized into 900 councils, a social media element and a billboard promotion.

"It is a long past time for Congress to reform our nation's immigration policies," said Arizona Sen. Steve Gallardo in a statement. "I am encouraged that members of Congress are beginning to discuss this issue and this campaign will help make sure we keep the momentum going toward true immigration reform," he said.

According to LULAC leaders, the campaign's goals for immigration reform include, "an effective and practical immigration system that provides a pathway to citizenship; accounts for future flow; and reunites families in a manner that does not regard sexual orientation."

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Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.

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