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Immigrant activists were hoping for specifics from Obama

PHOENIX -- Local and state immigrants' rights groups came together Tuesday afternoon to watch President Barack Obama speak about immigration reform.

For the duration of the president's speech, the crowd of about two dozen sat in silence, but applauded at points.

The general consensus of the group is that the speech provided hope and provided them with a renewed sense of optimism. However, the speech failed to satisfy the need for details.

"This is what to hear, this is what we've been hearing, but unfortunately it's not followed up by action, it's not followed up by stopping the deportations," said Carlos Puente with Puente Movement. "What he did with the DREAMers is great, he can now do that with the rest of the families here in the country."

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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.

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