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Updated Oct 6, 2013 - 4:23 pm

Thousands march in Phoenix for immigration reform

PHOENIX — An estimated 3,000 people who want to see Congress pass a
comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws marched through downtown
Phoenix Saturday.

The marchers wearing red shirts were led by drummers and carried flags and
banners as they chanted “Si, se Puede!” and “Yes, we can.” They carried
signs calling for respect and rallied at the federal courthouse at the end of
the miles-long march.

The march was one of 150 planned across the nation Saturday groups that support
immigrants, including events in Tucson and Yuma. Phoenix police initially
reported no problems.

A handful of people opposed to immigration reform gathered across from the
federal courthouse.

An immigration reform plan pushed by a bipartisan group of lawmakers has passed
the Senate but has been stalled in the House.


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